Urban Archaeology Boston: Discovering the History Hidden in Plain Sight

Urban Archaeology Boston: Discovering the History Hidden in Plain Sight

by Dan Tobyne


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608939916
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 372,701
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dan Tobyne is an artist member of the Marblehead Arts Association and member of the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA. His work is on display in collections throughout New England and is featured in the books Thoreau’s Maine Woods, Scenic Maine Road Trips, Beachcomber’s Guide to New England.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Beginnings 1

Blackstone Block 5

Streets 8

Manhole Covers 12

Post Road Milestones 17

Fire Escapes 19

Fire and Police Call Boxes 24

Clocks 26

Fish Plaques 28

Civil Defense 30

Teapot and Neon 31

Billboards 34

Garbage Art 35

Ghost Signs 37

Ghost Buildings 40

The Big Dig 42

Banks 46

Water, the Elixir of Life 49

Subway and Streetcars 55

Bostons Burying Grounds 58

Washington Street and the Triangle 64

Early Boston 65

The Combat Zone and Theatre District 73

Fort Point Channel Landmark District 78

Church of the Covenant 81

The Winthrop Building 83

West End Brownstone 84

The Boston Edison Electric Illuminating Light Company 85

Twin Donuts 87

Lancaster Street in the Bulfinch Triangle 89

The Vendome 91

The Great House 93

Metropolitan Water Works 96

Charles Street Jail 98

Fenway Park 101

The Fowler-Clark-Epstein Farm 104

Triple-Deckers 106

Salada Tea Building 108

Boston Young Men's Christian Union 110

Ben Franklins Birthplace 111

Swan Boats 112

Chadwick Lead Works 114

Remains of the Day 117

The Emerald Necklace 121

Restaurants 124

The Fish Pier 126

Breweries 128

Boston Brutalism 134

The Ever-Changing Landscape 139

About the Author 140

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