Arnold Arboretum, a botanical garden, located in Jamaica Plain, is the crown jewel in Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace, which is the chain of Boston parks that he created. The manicured grounds, under the management of Harvard University, are filled with exotic flora that are tagged with species and genus names for the eager amateur botanist. The annual 'Lilac Sunday' during the second week of May draws thousands of visitors to enjoy the beauty of over 500 lilac bushes.
From early spring through late fall, visitors can take a guided tour through the gardens and foliage of this peaceful, beautiful cemetery. The garden-style graveyard is the burial site of playwright Eugene O'Neill and poet E.E. Cummings. On Sundays during warm months, meet at the big Gothic gate for a sculpture tour. Do not miss the Garden of Memories.
It's a well known fact that Boston is a haven for punk and metal music. The neighborhood of Jamaica Plain is no different. JP Drive-In is like an underground venue whose existence is known only to those in the loop. Punk rock enthusiasts throng here for the regular live performances by local and nationally recognized punk musicians and bands. Some of their previous listings are the Oozing Wound, Dope Body and The Vegans.
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Stony Brook Reservation Parkways is a bunch of scenic parkways located at Dedham and Boston. A beautiful getaway, this park has ample opportunities for recreation. A fun filled summer picnic or just a hike with your buddies; this place is perfect for anything. One can also go biking, fishing and swimming at this picturesque location.
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House at 17 Cranston Street is located at Boston, Massachusetts. This historic house was built in 1871 C.E and has a Italianate style of architecture. The house is an architectural wonder with a hexagonal home in plan view, with three wings making it a dodecahedron and the windows looks pre-fabricated, something you might see in a McDonald's restaurant. The building was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on November 20, 1987.
Dating back to 1914, this historic water storage tank was constructed by the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board to contain a massive steel water storage tank. The Bellevue Standpipe is located atop Bellevue Hill at Washington Park and West Roxbury Parkway in Massachusetts. A second storage tank was added at this location in the 1950s. The Bellevue Standpipe was enlisted on the the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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A Massachusetts and Boston Landmark, the Loring-Greenough House is a historic building in the Sumner Hill area of Jamaica Plain. Constructed in 1760, the house served as the home of British Commodore Joshua Loring. The house is historically significant, having served as a headquarters of the Colonial forces as well as a military hospital during the Battle of Bunker Hill. After the revolution, the home was owned by the Greenough family for about 140 years, after which it was bought by the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club. Today, much of the house is preserved as a historic attraction, serving also as a prominent event venue. There are concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, and several community events that are held here. House tours are also available. See the website for more information.
The Southwest Corridor Park includes courts for tennis, basketball, fountains, open areas, paths for biking and walking, gardens etc. It covers the Orange line section that once ran through here. And is designed so as to keep the cost of maintaining it to the minimum. Low shrubs, more visibility and signs that make people aware of the activities that take place here.
Looking southwest from the Prudential tower, you can just locate the gingerbread tower that marks Fort Hill. If you squint, you can almost make out Rapunzel's golden locks, but Highland Park is even more idyllic up close. The park is often deserted and offers a nice view of Boston at sunset. One end of the park provides rocks for young kids to climb and plaques offer a bit of a history lesson as well. The original 'Fort Hill' was simply a hill with some earthworks, and was used in the Revolutionary War. Years later, a water tower was built on the hill.
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The name of the mosque pertains to an important act during the salat(prayer)-the act of praising Allah (the Almighty). Muslims in the city converge here on important Islamic festivals like Eid-Ul-Adha, months like Ramadan, and every Friday afternoon for the special weekly prayer. Sermons are given and congregations are led by a learned Muslim scholar who also offers guidance on Islamic matters. One can also search for a Muslim priest to conduct marriage ceremonies here. Interested people may also check the website of the mosque, which has important information about Islam.
The Tremont Temple church is one of the city's largest
baptist churches and is an architectural masterpiece. The converse hall at the church is extremely large and can seat around 1800 people but even with its humongous size, the ...
When this congregation was formed in 1669, it was a
dissenting group from the First Church in Boston and was known as the Third Church. Famous historical members of this church's congregation included Benjamin Franklin, William Dawes, James Otis ...
Preserving the grounds and home of former Presidents John Adams
and John Quincy Adams, this historical park offers a variety of activities for visitors. Don't miss a chance to learn about its heritage by touring the former homes, browsing ...