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Beacon Hill: The Life and Times of a Neighborhood
Beacon Hill: The Life and Times of a Neighborhood Moying Li-Marcus 1555535437 9781555535438 Since Bostons Legendary Beacon Hill was first settled nearly 400 years ago, the neighborhoods spirited residents, generation after generat
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Beacon Hill: The Life and Times of a Neighborhood by Moying Li-Marcus

Since Bostons Legendary Beacon Hill was first settled nearly 400 years ago, the neighborhoods spirited residents, generation after generation, have created and maintained a unique environment that is both timeless and forward looking. They have responded to social, economic, and political changes over the centuries by integrating the best legacies of the Hills past into plans for the communitys future growth and vitality.<P>In this well-crafted and lavishly illustrated work, Moying Li-Marcus takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the historic yet vibrant district of cobblestone streets, red brick sidewalks, gas lamps, and elegant Bulfinch architecture. Weaving together the personal reminiscences of dwellers with compelling narrative, she captures the essence of this special community in the heart of Boston. Here one meets both renowned and long-forgotten Beacon Hillers -- Puritans, Brahmins, bohemians, and immigrants -- who have shaped and defined this culturally rich and diverse neighborhood. Here, too, one relives memorable moments in the Hills long and colorful saga, including the traditional candle-lighting and caroling on Christmas Eve, the annual Window Box Contest, battles to save the cherished brick sidewalks, the Charles Street Fair, the Mothers March against Storrow Drive, and the persistent problems with traffic, parking, zoning, and housing. The vital and sometimes controversial role of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, one of the nations oldest and most tenacious neighborhood groups, in forming the areas living history is also thoroughly discussed.<P>Published on the eightieth anniversary of the Civic Associations founding Beacon Hill will delight Bostonresidents, tourists, and historians.

Author: Moying Li-Marcus

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 224

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

Publication Date: 2002-10-17

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ISBN: 1555535437


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