Armchair Travel: Victorian Back Bay

Join us for a narrated slideshow of Victorian Boston’s Back Bay

Boston’s Back Bay encompasses one of America’s richest collections of art and architecture, and has been called the most outstanding achievement in 19th century American urban planning. The neighborhood gained its name because it was truly the back bay of the harbor before it was filled in. Journey with us as we learn about the technical enormity of this 35-year long land-making feat, which transformed a fetid wetland into the glorious neighborhood we know today; the grand mall of Commonwealth Avenue, the rows of architecturally-diverse Back Bay mansions, elegant galleries and shops, Trinity Church and Copley Square. Discover how Boston’s love affair with both France and England is reflected in this masterpiece of Victorian city planning, and also discuss how the more controversial additions to the neighborhood would have appalled the conservative Victorians.

 Free Event!

Tuesday, March 20 @ 2:00 pm
light refreshments will be served

Deutsches Altenheim – German Centre
2222 Centre Street, West Roxbury

For more information: 617-325-1230

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Boston By Foot is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and appreciation of
Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage.



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