Tour: Land-making Tour of the Bulfinch Triangle

Land-making Tour of the Bulfinch TriangleSaturday, November 16, 2013 @ 11am – 12:30pm
Meet at The West End Museum
Group limit: 20 Participants
Cost: $15 non-members/$7 members

The West End, and particularly the North Station area, has been known as a hub of transportation for over two centuries, but it was once a cove and later a mill pond. Eventually the Mill Pond was filled in with some ‘clean fill’ from Copp’s Hill and Beacon Hill. The plan, designed by Charles Bulfinch, took over twenty years to execute. Shortly thereafter the Charles River north of Causeway Street, where North Station and the Boston Garden are today, was filled in with land from Pemberton Hill (Center Plaza) as the industrial era took hold.

The tour will start at the West End Museum and proceed step by step to each area of the Bulfinch Triangle as it was prior to the making of land. Incidentally, the Bulfinch Triangle is a historic district added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

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Please note: Event may be subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment numbers are not met