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Hidden JP History: Worker Housing and the Legacy of Robert Treat Paine

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Hidden JP History: Worker Housing and the Legacy of Robert Treat Paine

Time: March 21, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: First Church in Jamaica Plain UU, 6 Eliot Street (Across from the monument)
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: Liz W.
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2010

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Come learn the inspiring local history of Robert Treat Paine and his work to build affordable housing in the Hyde Square neighborhood. Paine was a prominent business leader and great grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence with the same name. Paine pushed to expand homeownership for working families, organizing alongside the Workingman's Cooperative Bank.

Co-Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society

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