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Hall Estates Historic Walking Tour
Sunday, May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
The Preservation Collaborative invites you to “Tea, Tragedy and Triumph: A Walking Tour of the Hall Estates” in East Medford.
For most of its history, the Medford plain contained farms, woodlots and a great spring fed swamp extending across the level area at the foot of Fulton Heights. In the late 19th century, the bankruptcy of a major business owned by the legendary Hall family kick started development of the first streetcar neighborhood. Able to obtain the American dream, middle class Medford flocked here in a great migration.
This 90-minute walking tour, led by architectural historian Ryan D. Hayward, will travel through some of the earliest development that occurred, highlighting architecture and their associated occupants.
The program is free and open to the public and is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by the City of Medford.
Meet at the intersection of Park Street and Central Avenue. Unrestricted parking is available along any of the streets. The tour is a one-mile loop along paved sidewalks. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress according to the weather. Rain will cause the event to be rescheduled.
For more information about this event or the Preservation Collaborative, please visit the organization’s website.