Roslindale (Then and Now Series)

Roslindale (Then and Now Series)

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by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
     
 

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Once referred to as the "Suburb Superb," Roslindale was at one time part of the town of West Roxbury, which had been set off from Roxbury in 1851. The rapid development of Roslindale, which was annexed to the city of Boston in 1874 and was then known as the South Street District, was largely due to the Boston and Providence Railroad and the streetcars that

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Once referred to as the "Suburb Superb," Roslindale was at one time part of the town of West Roxbury, which had been set off from Roxbury in 1851. The rapid development of Roslindale, which was annexed to the city of Boston in 1874 and was then known as the South Street District, was largely due to the Boston and Providence Railroad and the streetcars that connected the area to Forest Hills Station. By the twentieth century, Roslindale had developed as a distinctive neighborhood that attracted residents of all walks of life, with dells and valleys reminiscent of Roslin, Scotland, from which it received its name. Roslindale chronicles the growth of this neighborhood from the birth of photography through today by combining vintage images with modern photographs of Roslindale Square, Washington Street, and noteworthy buildings and businesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738512457
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Then and Now Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,370,204
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Anthony Mitchell Sammarco has authored more than forty books on the history and development of Boston, and this is his second book on Roslindale. Sammarco has received numerous awards in recognition of his historical research 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. He has created this compilation with the help of Charlie Rosenberg, who captured the modern views.

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Roslindale (Then and Now Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lisawall More than 1 year ago
Awesome book ~ great pictures and stories :)