Anthony Mitchell Sammarco has authored more than forty books on the history and development of Boston, and this is his second book on the Back Bay. Sammarco has received numerous awards in recognition of his historical teaching and writing, including the Charles Bulfinch Award from the Doric Dames of the Massachusetts State House and the Washington Medal of Honor from the Freedom Foundation.
Boston's Back Bay in the Victorian Eraby Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
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The Back Bay was one of Boston's premier residential neighborhoods between 1837 and 1901. From its quagmire beginnings and with the creation of the Boston Public Garden in the 1830s, the Back Bay was envisioned as an urbane and sophisticated streetscape of stone and brick row houses. The major center of the neighborhood became Art Square, now known as Copley Square, which was surrounded by Trinity Church, New Old South Church, Second Church of Boston, the Boston Public Library, and S.S. Pierce and Company. With images of swan boats and architectural delights, Boston's Back Bay in the Victorian Era illuminates a particularly vibrant period in this intriguing and relatively new neighborhood's past.
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