Hosted by Old North Church
Joe Bagley shares the stories of six of the North End’s oldest buildings–and what they can tell us about the people who lived in them.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 p.m. ET
As Boston approaches its four-hundredth anniversary, it is remarkable that the city still contains dozens of 18th century buildings. This book talk celebrates Bagley’s second book, the first to survey Boston’s fifty oldest buildings, and does so through an approachable narrative which will appeal to nonarchitects and those new to historic preservation. This particular talk focuses on the stories from the six buildings in Boston’s historic North End that made the list. Building highlights include the Grant House and Kimball-Parker House— two mid-18th century buildings you may have walked by and never knew were some of the oldest buildings in the City. The stories shared in this talk cover a wide range of topics from enslaved Bostonians, powerful women, Revolutionary War heroes, and the great efforts that have gone into preserving these places for centuries.
A Zoom link to join the event will be sent to registered participants on the afternoon of May 12.
Joe is the City Archaeologist of Boston, a historic preservationist and staff member of the Boston Landmarks Commission. He is the author of the award-winning A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts and lives with his wife and dog in Lower Mills