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The Architects and Architecture of Forest Hills

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The Architects and Architecture of Forest Hills

Time: July 20, 2008 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Forest Hills Cemetery
Street: 95 Forest Hills Ave
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://www.foresthillstrust.o…
Event Type: Walking, Tour
Organized By: Jon
Latest Activity: May 30, 2008

Event Description

The Architects and Architecture of Forest Hills

Anthony Sammarco, author of more than 50 books on Boston history, leads you on a tour exploring the theme of architecture at Forest Hills. Some of the 19th century's preeminent architects – including William Preston, Gridley Fox Bryant, and Van Brunt and Howe – designed Cemetery's Main Gate, stone bridge, and 19th century buildings as well monuments and mausoleums for wealthy clients. Visit the gravesites of William Ralph Emerson, Harrison Atwood and others.

Meet at the Main Gate. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water; this is a 2-hour walk (with frequent stops) over varied terrain. Admission: $9.

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