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Environmental Treasures: A Workers' Paradise - The Forgotten Communities of World War I

Environmental Treasures: A Workers' Paradise - The Forgotten Communities of World War I

A Workers' Paradise: The Forgotten Communities of World War I

Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 PM at The Thomas Crane Library Community Room

Lorna Condon, archivist at Historic New England, will present an illustrated talk using old photos about the construction in Quincy Point in 1918-1919 of federal housing for shipyard workers.

Saturday, August 24, 6:00 PM

(Rain Date: Sunday, August 25, 6:00 PM)

Free walking tour of public housing built in 1918-1919 for workers to view versatility of architect James McLaughlin (designed Fenway Park) and the beauty of the landscape plan created by Herbert Kellaway (worked with Frederick Law Olmsted). Meet at Avalon Beach (intersection of Avalon Ave. and Baker Ave.) Bring water and sun protection.

For more information and rain date rescheduling, please call (617) 472-0799.