|September 23, 2012|
|3:00 pm||to||5:30 pm|
[Posted from an email via the historic preservation mailing list]
Union Square Walking Tour
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012; 3 – 5:30pm
“Historic Somerville Its Civic Hilltop to the Wyatt Brickyards and Fresh Pond Ice”
Where and What Is This Today??
Come find out! Join Ed Gordon, New England Chapter President of the Victorian Society of America, who will lead our newest walking tour of the Union Square area. Its many facets will be highlighted–the impressive civic campus setting atop Central Hill, and Prospect Hill with spectacular views overlooking the Boston and Cambridge skylines, ornate Victorian residences, and a Park underscoring Somerville’s strategic role in the nation’s founding. Find out about the vintage commercial buildings of Union Square, including the Fresh Pond Ice Company that shipped its product around the world. Meander through the Lincoln Park neighborhood to explore the former Wyatt Brickyards, several pre-Civil War houses, and an interesting row of late 19th century workers’ housing. Two interior viewings and refreshments at the end at a Union Square eatery.
Meet at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, easily accessible via bus (#87 from Davis Square or Lechmere and #90 from Davis or Sullivan Squares), car, or bicycle as starts at site of new Hub Bikeway Station. FREE.