Anthony Mitchell Sammarco is a well-known local historian and speaker who lives in Dorchester and has worked in South Boston for fifteen years. His affinity for the area and knowledge of its history are evident in this remarkable tribute to the town and the people of South Boston.
South Boston (Images of America Series)by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
In this outstanding sequel to South Boston, author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco invites the reader on a second, more in-depth pictorial tour through the city. South Boston, originally known as "Dorchester Neck," saw steady growth and development after its annexation to the town of Boston in 1804. Houses made of brick and wood began to spring up around the bridges and newly established industries, such as shipbuilding, glassworks, iron foundries, distilleries, and breweries. Many of the workers took up residency in South Boston for the proximity of these mills and factories. Churches were promptly built to accommodate various faiths. By the 1830s, it was home for people of several different ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Visit territory such as the House of Reformation at City Point and the Home for the Feeble-minded at City Point. Explore the Perkins Institute for the Blind, relocated in the former Mount Washington House in 1839. City Point boasts its own attractions, such as the old aquarium, designed by William Downer Austin; the Head House, designed by Edmund March Wheelwright; and a spectacular view from Castle Island.
With more than 200 photographs, Anthony Sammarco probes yet deeper into the history of South Boston. A well-known local historian, Sammarco is a resident of Milton and the author of over twenty different titles. His extensive knowledge of the Greater Boston area promises a thorough guide to the city's most fascinating landmarks and inhabitants.
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