Boston By Foot: Carruth's Hill, Dorchester


Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Meet your guide in the plaza outside Ashmont Grill 555 Talbot Ave Dorchester, MA 02122

For more information, see the History List website.

Tickets: $15 per person, $5 for "Boston by Foot" members.

Many people do not know much about the history of Dorchester, which is technically even older than Boston.  Transportation enabled the development of rural areas of Dorchester into streetcar suburbs.  The establishment of the streetcars allowed ‘Carruth’s Hill’  to become a beautiful garden suburb. It was one place that the 1% flocked to, and they built wonderful houses using well-known architects.  The tour includes Peabody Square, an area which has been undergoing a renaissance in  recent years and the wonderful Ralph Adams Cram Church of All Saints, which was recently renovated. Come with Boston By Foot to explore this enclave to experience its loveliness and hear about the extraordinary people who have called it home.