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Researching the History of Old Houses in Greater Boston   NEW!

We know where well-known historical figures like Paul Revere lived, but have you ever wondered about the history behind other old homes in the area? Join us for a fascinating "how-to" talk on the methodology used to study old houses around metropolitan Boston. Using examples from his work, the speaker will illustrate what can be learned from census records, city and town directories, maps and atlases, newspapers, and other sources, many of which are easily accessible online. Local resources for old photographs, public records, and other primary source materials will be discussed. He will also present his research on a group of Victorian houses photographed in 1931 by celebrated photographer Walker Evans, which collectively document a remarkable chapter in the region's artistic and architectural heritage. The techniques he employed in searching for the houses may inspire your own sleuthing to uncover your home's past.

 

 

Classes will not be in session

Monday, January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Monday – Saturday, February 15-20, 2021 (February Vacation)
Monday – Saturday, April 19-24, 2021 (April Vacation)

Contact Us

Administrative Office: 2 Clark Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Brookline High School (Evenings and Saturday): 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446
Email: bacep@psbma.org
Telephone: 617-730-2700
Fax: 617-730-2674

Hours & Locations

2 Clark Road, Brookline 02445
– Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Brookline High
– Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm and
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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