Members’ gallery exhibition: “Street Names: Lost and Found”

John Leverett, English governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Leverett Street, lost in Urban Renewal, was named after him.

John Leverett, English governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Leverett Street, lost in Urban Renewal, was named after him.

Friday, March 1 – Saturday July 6, 2013
at The West End Museum Members’ Gallery
Cost: FREE

During Urban Renewal, the streets of the West End were reconfigured. If you compare a 1938 map with a current one, you’ll see the street names have changed: Chambers Street was reconfigured and changed to Cardinal O’Connell Way, Lynde Street was made a dead end street and new streets with new names sprang up, such as Lomasney Way, formerly Lowell Street, which is named after ward boss Martin Lomasney.

Street Names: Lost and Found delves into the history of the streets of the West End, exploring these old and new pathways and the characters after whom they are named.

Member reception Friday, March 1, 6-8pm
Members only reception. Refreshments served.