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Tour Grove Hall, Dorchester’s Rich Collection of Architecture
April 30 at 2:00 pm–3:30 pmFree
During the course of this 90 minute tour we will have the opportunity to learn the vocabulary of historic architectural design as illustrated by buildings representing a variety of architectural styles from the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles of the late 1800s through the Craftsman and Art Deco styles of the 20th century. By the end of the tour hopefully tour participants will be able to identify belt courses, bay windows, pilasters, bracketed cornices and much more. Grove Hall has evolved from an area of country estates to single and multi-family housing. The area has transitioned from English and Irish, joined by European Jewish families, to African American, Dominican, and Haitian families.
The tour is led by Ed Gordon, architectural historian, president of the Victorian Society of America, New England chapter, Director of Museum Programs at the historic Old Schwamb Mill and co-author Victorian Boston Today: Twelve Walking Tours.
Parking information: There is free off-street parking on Washington Street and other area streets. You can park in the Mecca Mall parking lot where Stop & Shop, CVS and Bank of America are located. There is a municipal parking lot directly behind Flames restaurant located at 469 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121. The entrance to the lot is on Georgia Street. DO NOT PARK in the BURGER KING lot as they will tow.
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