May 12 2021
Old North Digital Speaker Series: Diverse Historie...

Old North Digital Speaker Series: Diverse Historie...

Presented by Old North Church & Historic Site at Old North Church & Historic Site

As Boston approaches its four-hundredth anniversary, it is remarkable that the city still contains dozens of 18th century buildings. This book talk celebrates Bagley's second book, the first to survey Boston’s fifty oldest buildings, and does so through an approachable narrative which will appeal to nonarchitects and those new to historic preservation. This particular talk focuses on the stories from the six buildings in Boston's historic North End that made the list. Building highlights include the Grant House and Kimball-Parker House--- two mid-18th century buildings you may have walked by and never knew were some of the oldest buildings in the City. The stories shared in this talk cover a wide range of topics from enslaved Bostonians, powerful women, Revolutionary War heroes, and the great efforts that have gone into preserving these places for centuries.

Admission Info

Free with donation. Register here:

Dates & Times

2021/05/12 - 2021/05/12

Location Info

Old North Church & Historic Site

193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113

Parking Info

There are only five metered visitor parking spots in the vicinity of the Old North Church & Historic Site, which are almost always full. We recommend you park at a nearby lot or garage, such as the parking lot at the corner of Hull and Commercial Streets or in the North End Garage, located at 600 Commercial Street. For more information on parking locations near the North End, please visit