PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE HISTORY & HERITAGE
Hyde Square Tour for JP Open Studios
September 26 - September 27, 2009
In conjunction with JP Open Studios the JP Historical Society invites you to explore the Hyde Square area of Jamaica Plain. Our historical walking tour will also take in some of the open artists' studios along the route. On this tour, you will see an 1813 farm house that gives a flavor of Hyde Square’s rural agricultural past. Learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1890. You will also learn about the property currently housing the MSPCA’s Angell Memorial animal hospital which was once the site of the Perkins School for the Blind. The tour will also walk through the Sunnyside neighborhood, the site of homes built by philanthropist Robert Treat Paine from 1889 to 1899 as a “worker’s utopia” for working families.