Neighborhood Walking Tours are Back

  • NEWBURY STREET

A free historic walking tour will take place May 4, from 6 – 7:30pm, beginning at 46 Newbury Street in front of Brooks Brothers.

This tour will explore how an appreciation for art and architecture guided the historic development of Newbury Street and will visit some of the major sites associated with this aesthetic legacy. At the same time, it will review how the street’s buildings and places continue to fuel Boston’s artistic and cultural life.

William Young, Epsilon Associates, and former longtime staff will lead the tour to the Back Bay Architectural Commission.

Pre-registration is required as no more than 30 participants may be accommodated. For more information and to register online visit www.artweekboston.org.

  • BACK BAY

Learn how the Back Bay, once an actual body of water, became one of America’s richest collections of art and architecture. This tour will cover how the neighborhood was developed in the mid-1800s to become one of America’s richest collections of art and architecture.

The May – October Schedule is Friday & Saturday 2:00pm – 3:30pm and Sunday 10:00am to 11:30am.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children aged 6 -12.

Visit Bostonbyfoot.org to learn more.

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE AT BPL

Take a free tour of the Boston Public Library and learn about its wonderful architecture and glorious art.

It will take place Saturday May 6, at 2:30pm at the 700 Boylston Street (Dartmouth Street entrance).

Visit www.bpl.org/central/tours.htm to learn more about their free walking tours that happen throughout the week.

  • SOUTH END

Join a free walking tour of the South End led by John Amodeo, a long-time Boston Landmark Commissioner, Monday May 15, at 6:00p.m. The tour will meet at 100 Chandler Street in front of Delux Café.

The tour will be updated with new buildings for 2017. It will use the South End as a case study for new construction in a historic district, explaining what makes a building “a South End building.”

Boston’s historic South End, the country’s largest Victorian Rowhouse District, was made a Landmark District in 1983. Boston Landmarks Commission sponsors this event.

  • BACK BAY PRESERVATION

Experience Back Bay’s “miracle of preservation,” Wednesday, May 24, at 5:00p.m. The meeting location is yet to be determined.

The Back Bay is one of the largest neighborhoods of preserved Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture in the United States. The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay and BackBayHouses.org sponsors the free event.

Reservations are required. E-mail [email protected] with questions.

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