Victorian Boston Today: Twelve Walking Tours

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UPNE, 2004 - 284 páginas
This lavishly illustrated guidebook to the many distinctive attractions of Boston's Victorian heritage provides the walker and the armchair traveler alike with delightful and enlightening discoveries of the city's remarkable treasure trove of nineteenth-century landmarks and luminaries. Designed and written by a diverse group of specialists in history, architecture, literature, and culture, the narrators of these twelve unique tours offer rich historical detail and engaging anecdotes about this vibrant period in Boston's past. Victorian Boston Today, edited by Mary Melvin Petronella for the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society of America, includes a beautifully drawn map for each tour, and contains such features as expanded descriptive captions for the profuse vintage illustrations, telephone numbers and web addresses for sites open to the public, directions between tour sites, information about public transportation, and a wealth of other practical enhancements and tips. From the South End's signature residential squares, to the Black Heritage Trail[registered], to Jamaica Plain's pastoral landscape, these walking tours vividly recapture the spirit of Victorian Boston. The
 

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Acknowledgments
ix
The New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America VSANE
xv
Foreword by Edward W Gordon
xxv
Walking and Using Transportation in Todays Boston
xxxix
TOURS THAT BEGIN IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON
1
MidNineteenthCentury Urban Planning
17
Ethnic Diversity in the Victorian North End by Will Holton
33
With a Prior Look at Bostons
49
Black Heritage Trail by Sue Bailey Thurman J Marcus and Gaunzetta
130
Walking with Women in Victorian Boston by Patricia C Morris
143
FROM DOWNTOWN BOSTON TAKE
167
Victorian Bostons Chocolate Village by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
189
Cambridges Brattle Street
215
Notes
233
About the Contributors
258
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Thinkers in the Center of the Planet
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MARY MELVIN PETRONELLA is Adunct Assistant Professor of English at Bentley College and President of the Boston Browning Society. She lives in the Boston area.

EDWARD W. GORDON is the Site Administrator of the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, Massachusetts, and President of the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America. He lives in the Boston area.

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