Saturday, Sep 08, 2018 10:00a -
Dorchester North Burying Grounds
Columbia Road and Stoughton Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Lectures & Conferences, Kid Friendly, Social Good
Upham’s Corner is one of the oldest crossroads in Boston. Come with us to explore this interesting section of Dorchester. We will see both the oldest surviving thing in Dorchester, the North Burying Ground, as well as talk about some exciting future plans for Upham’s in the Imagine Boston 2030 plan. We will walk up a piece of the Emerald Necklace that did not get built (Columbia Road) and find out why not. We will see a series of commercial buildings and discuss why Amos Upham came to this intersection to open his store in 1804. This area was also home to the country’s first supermarket which took advantage of a confluence of streetcar lines. Upham’s Corner is a fascinating spot come along with BBF and find out why!