Boston Sites and Insights: An Essential Guide to Historic Landmarks in and Around Boston

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Beacon Press, 2004 - Travel - 368 pages
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Whether you're looking for a history of one of the city's world-class museums or for a fascinating story about Boston's popular North End, Susan Wilson covers it all in Boston Sites and Insights. Divided into six sections that reflect the diversity of people, activities, and landmarks within the city, this fascinating book leaves no stone unturned. With practical, up-to-date information in an "Essentials" section at the end of each chapter as well as fresh retellings of popular legends and lore, Wilson provides everything the modern visitor or current resident needs to know to enjoy the multicultural city of Boston, Massachusetts."
  

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Contents

Politics as Usual THE FREEDOM TRAIL AND BEYOND
1
THE OLD STATE HOUSE
5
FANEUIL HALL
11
THE OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE
17
THE PAUL REVERE HOUSE
23
MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
28
THE BUNKER HILL MONUMENT
34
7 ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
40
THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
179
THE PARKER HOUSE
185
LOUISBURG SQUARE
191
WALDEN POND
196
The Many Faces of Boston MINORITIES IMMIGRANTS AND UNSUNG HEROES
203
THE AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE
207
THE CHARLES STREET MEETING HOUSE
213
THE ABIEL SMITH SCHOOL
217

THE STATE HOUSE
45
USS CONSTITUTION
51
THE FREEDOM TRAIL
56
From Here to Eternity HOUSES OF WORSHIP AND HOMES FOR THE DEAD
65
THE FIRST CHURCH IN ROXBURY
69
KINGS CHAPEL
74
THE OLD NORTH CHURCH
80
TRINITY CHURCH
86
THE GRANARY BURYING GROUND
92
MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY
98
The Athens of America ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT IN BOSTON
105
THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON
109
THE ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
116
HARVARD UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS AND MEMORIAL HALL
122
SYMPHONY HALL
131
THE COLONIAL THEATRE
137
THE SHUBERT THEATER
143
FENWAY PARK
149
PARK STREET STATION
155
Athens Two LITERARY BOSTON
163
THE BOSTON ATHENAEUM
167
THE OLD CORNER BOOKSTORE BUILDING
172
THE SHAW54TH REGIMENT MEMORIAL
223
THE BLACK HERITAGE TRAIL
229
THE BOSTON WOMENS HERITAGE TRAIL
235
37 HANOVER STREET
241
THE OLD QUINCY SCHOOL
247
39 THE VILNA SHUL
252
THE PEABODY MUSEUMS HALL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
259
LOWELL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
265
The Green Green Grass of Home PARKS PLAYGROUNDS AND OPEN SPACES
273
BOSTON COMMON
277
THE PUBLIC GARDEN
283
THE COMMONWEALTH AVENUE MALL
289
ARNOLD ARBORETUM
295
FRANKLIN PARK
300
47 FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
306
CASTLE ISLAND
312
GEORGES ISLAND
318
BLUE HILLS RESERVATION
323
Acknowledgments
329
Index
331
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About the author (2004)

Susan Wilson is a writer, photographer, and educator who has written numerous books about Boston history, including Literary Trail of Greater Boston. She researched and wrote regular history columns for the Boston Globe, and now writes and lectures on and for various historic sites and organizations around Boston. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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