Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:00p -
JP Branch Library (virtual event)
30 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Just in time for Preservation Month, the Jamaica Plain Historical Society welcomes our City Archaeologist Joe Bagley who will talk about his new book Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them. Several of the 50 locations featured in the book are in Jamaica Plain.
The fifty buildings featured in this book all pre-date 1800 and illustrate Boston’s early history. Beginning with a map of the buildings’ locations and an overview of the historic preservation movement in Boston, the book looks at the fifty buildings in order from oldest to most recent. Geographically, the majority of the buildings are located within the downtown area of Boston along the Freedom Trail and within easy walking distance from the core of the city. But it also includes numerous properties in the surrounding neighborhoods. The buildings span multiple uses from homes to churches and warehouses to restaurants.
Joseph M. Bagley is the city archaeologist of Boston, a historic preservationist, and a staff member of the Boston Landmarks Commission. He is the author of the award-winning A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts.
This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-bostons-oldest-buildings-and-where-to-find-them-tickets-138045157783
Photo from Boston City Archives: Boston Landmarks Commission image collection, 5210.004