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Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 p.m. courtyard reception, 6:00 p.m. talk
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.
Explore the history of drinking and dining in Victorian Boston on Tuesday evenings in August at Otis House. Come early for a reception in the courtyard.
In 1900, Boston had the most breweries per person of any city in the country. The overwhelming majority of them were in the Stony Brook area of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. During the heyday of Boston breweries, this area was the center of the industry, with at least twenty-four breweries along the banks of the Stony Brook. Learn about about the history of brewing in Boston and the Irish and German immigrants who established the breweries in our city.
This illustrated lecture by Michael Reiskind of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society concentrates on the beer factories in the Stony Brook area and the history of the adjoining neighborhoods as they developed from the 1840s to the present.
Cosponsored with the Victorian Society of America/New England Chapter.
$12 Historic New England and Victorian Society members
Advance tickets recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 or buy online. Victorian Society members must call to receive discount.
Image by Boston Public Library (BPL) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons