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Boston's West End, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Boston's West End, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
     
 

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Within these pages, author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

brings to life the history of Boston's West End--the

area of the city bound by the Charles River and Storrow Drive as well as North Station, City Hall Plaza, and Myrtle Street. Once a thriving, energetic, and diverse neighborhood, the West End was slated for complete removal following World War II. In over

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Within these pages, author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

brings to life the history of Boston's West End--the

area of the city bound by the Charles River and Storrow Drive as well as North Station, City Hall Plaza, and Myrtle Street. Once a thriving, energetic, and diverse neighborhood, the West End was slated for complete removal following World War II. In over 200 marvelous photographs, this collection recaptures fond memories for former residents and shows newcomers the history of the West End. Now the site of luxury, high-rise apartment buildings, condominiums, and stores, Boston's West End was once the site of many Bulfinch-designed townhouses owned by prominent families. In later years, the neighborhood was home to a diverse ethnic and religious community of families who arrived in Boston from all parts of the world. Today,

three decades after the West End was virtually leveled, it is still fondly remembered by many who once called it home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738562858
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
767,664
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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The author of over 20 Images of America books, Anthony Mitchell Sammarco takes us back to the golden age of Boston's West End in this exciting new installment. The history of this fascinating neighborhood is sure to appeal to young and old alike, and Boston's West End will be treasured for years to come.

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