When:
Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 2:00p -
4:00p

Where:
Jamaica Plain Branch Library
12 Sedgwick Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
www.jphs.org

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about the history of the 1822 Lewis-Dawson Farmhouse at 1090 Centre Street, now part of the Arnold Arboretum. The illustrated talk will explore the house itself and its two most notable occupants, Jackson Thornton Dawson and Ernest Jessie Palmer, and their families. Both men were noted plant propagators for the Arboretum. Their work has shaped the Arboretum as we know it today. The Farmhouse was awarded Boston Landmark Commission status in 2007 through the efforts of neighbors in response to plans for its demolition. A current effort is underway to restore the Farmhouse and to find a reuse compatible with the mission of the Arboretum. One of the committee members, local historian Celeste Walker will be our speaker. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Read more about the Farmhouse in the Boston Landmarks Commission report: https://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/Lewis-Dawson%20Farmhouse%20Study%20Report%2C%20as%20amended_tcm3-12656.pdf

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