East Boston (Images of America Series)

East Boston (Images of America Series)

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by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
     
 

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Originally called Noodle's Island, East Boston was once comprised of five islands connected by marshland. Today, many people identify East Boston as the location of Logan International Airport, but it is really much more than that. From colonial times through the late twentieth century, the neighborhood of East Boston has experienced significant developments in

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Originally called Noodle's Island, East Boston was once comprised of five islands connected by marshland. Today, many people identify East Boston as the location of Logan International Airport, but it is really much more than that. From colonial times through the late twentieth century, the neighborhood of East Boston has experienced significant developments in the fields of city planning, transportation, and urban development. Until the nineteenth century, East Boston was a rural community whose land was used for grazing and firewood. The East Boston Company was incorporated by William Hyslop Sumner in 1833 to plan the residential and commercial growth of this Boston neighborhood. Connecting East Boston to the city were various modes of transportation including ferries, railroads, and an underground streetcar tunnel. In the 1920s, construction of the Boston Airport, later Logan International Airport, was begun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738534633
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,241,988
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Today, East Boston is a neighborhood composed of people from many different walks of life. Boston historian Anthony Mitchell Sammarco seeks to capture the spirit of this thriving nexus of cultures on the other side of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels in this marvelous new photographic history.

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