A Walking Tour of the Brighton Center National Register District: Part 1

by William P. Marchione A visit to the Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum, located at the bottom level of the Smith Senior Center on Chestnut Hill Avenue, is recommended in advance of taking this walking tour.  The museum, which is just a few steps from stop #1 in our tour, is organized around six themes in the …

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Photo Essay #4, part 1: Smyrna’s Transportation History, 1828-1870

The following photo essay, presents over 50 images with commentary relating to aspects of the transportation history of Smyrna and South Cobb up to 1870.  Part 2, which will follow within the next few days, will carry the transportation history of the area forward to the present day. WPM 1. North Georgia Land Hunger and the …

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James L. L. F. Warren of Brighton: Horticulturalist. Reformer, the “Father of California Agriculture”

This article first appeared in the Boston Tab newspaper on September 21, 1999. It was subsequently published in my book Allston-Brighton in Transition: From Cattle Town to Streetcar Suburb (2007) - WPM Bostonians have made many significant contributions to the development of California and the Pacific Northwest. In the 1790 to 1792 period a Boston-owned ship, the Columbia, …

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