PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE HISTORY & HERITAGE
Walking Tour of Ashmont Hill, Dorchester
September 27, 2009
Explore a wonderful area of Dorchester, a town even older than Boston. Ashmont Hill was the site of several Colonial estates eventually giving way to lovely Victorian homes in this 19th century garden suburb. This incredibly preserved architectural enclave features the Shingle style of Edwin Lewis, the Colonial Revival style of Clarence Blackhall, the Gothic Revival style of Ralph Adams Cram, and the Queen Anne styles of Arthur Vinal and Harrison Henry Atwood. See one of the finest Gothic Revival churches ever built in the United States by the imminent architect Ralph Adams Cram. We will explore the neighborhood whose residents included photographer Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, educator Jeremiah Burke, painter Edmund Tarbell, and Mayor John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald and daughter Rose Kennedy. Amazing buildings, amazing people and all in the heart of the city. Several new restaurants (Ashmont Grill, Tavolo) have opened in the area so come along and make a day of it!
The tour lasts 90 minutes and will proceed rain or shine.