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Boston's Financial District
     

Boston's Financial District

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by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
 

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Boston's financial district is considered the heart of New England's banking and finance. It is a veritable overlay of sleek modern office buildings and elegant high-rise structures of the early twentieth century. In the center of this contemporary skyline is evidence of the financial district's long history. Boston's first skyscraper, the Boston Custom House tower,

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Boston's financial district is considered the heart of New England's banking and finance. It is a veritable overlay of sleek modern office buildings and elegant high-rise structures of the early twentieth century. In the center of this contemporary skyline is evidence of the financial district's long history. Boston's first skyscraper, the Boston Custom House tower, stands high from where it was built in 1915 on top of the original 1849 custom house building.

Boston's Financial District chronicles the steady change from a romantic neighborhood to numerous banking and business houses. It was originally known as Old South End and was a residential site of elegant mansions designed by Charles Bulfinch and located on tree-lined squares and streets that emulated the aristocratic boroughs of London. The photographs in Boston's Financial District show evidence of the destruction wreaked by the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and the rebuilding of Boston's center of commerce. With its well-known banks and businesses, the financial district has witnessed some of the most monumental and influential historical changes in the city of Boston.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738511252
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,361,616
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


Anthony Mitchell Sammarco is a well-known Boston historian and lecturer. His more than thirty books in Arcadia's Images of America series offer evidence of his love for and vast knowledge of the history of this great city.

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Boston's Financial District 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dfgh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok , A i need sumone to rp my little bro go to district nine if ur interested. B ok so there r these peeps who do hg rp at hg, maybe we could talk to them and have the reapings here and hen send the trivutes to hg then watever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Sits there in a dazed twilight.*