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    Boston Neighborhood History Series: South End

    Presented by at Old South Meeting House

    February 23, 2012


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    Boston Neighborhood History Series: South End

    Created on landfill, the South End was designed by famed architect Charles Bulfinch who brought his eye for balance to this neighborhood in 1801. But by the 1970s neglect, arson, and demolition had destroyed more than a quarter of the area’s original buildings. Hope Shannon, Director of the South End Historical Society, tells how citizens came together to save the historical treasures of their community, and in 1972 placed The South End...

    Created on landfill, the South End was designed by famed architect Charles Bulfinch who brought his eye for balance to this neighborhood in 1801. But by the 1970s neglect, arson, and demolition had destroyed more than a quarter of the area’s original buildings. Hope Shannon, Director of the South End Historical Society, tells how citizens came together to save the historical treasures of their community, and in 1972 placed The South End on the National Register of Historic Places as the largest Victorian brick rowhouse district extant in the United States.


    Old South Meeting House

    310 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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    Admission Info:

    $6 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students, $1 Children (6-18), under 6 free, Free for OSMH Members


    General Day and Time Info:

    12:15 pm


    Phone: 617-482-6439


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