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Roxbury has been home to many ethnic groups
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Roxbury has been home to many ethnic groups
Thanksgiving is a special holiday when families gather to celebrate their good fortune. This practice acknowledges the safe arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth in 1620. But this year will be different. The Covid-19 pandemic prevents groups of people, even relatives, from assembling too closely.
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Roxbury’s Historic Shirley-Eustis House receives funding for carriage house preservation
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Roxbury’s Historic Shirley-Eustis House receives funding for carriage house preservation
In the middle of bucolic 1700s Roxbury sat Shirley Place, a royal governor’s mansion visited by Boston elites. Nearly three centuries later, a carriage house reflective of Roxbury’s transportation in the 1800s was relocated to the site as an addition to the property and has been maintained by The Shirley-Eustis House Association (SEHA) ever since.
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Roxbury born
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Roxbury born
Roxbury residents share reminiscences of growing up in a tight-knit community where neighbors looked out for each other.
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A brief recap of 388 years of Roxbury history
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A brief recap of 388 years of Roxbury history
Roxbury retains historical buildings and sites going back to its founding in the early 17th century.
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A brief history of the founding and development of Roxbury
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A brief history of the founding and development of Roxbury
In 1630 this area was part of the settlement of Roxbury It was so named because of the natural rocky surface filled with a rock called puddingstone. The original boundaries of Roxbury included the present day Fenway, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale and West Roxbury neighborhoods.
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Why is that tower there?
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Why is that tower there?
You can see its pointed, pencil-shaped top from Columbus Avenue and Ruggles Street, from Roxbury Crossing and from Jackson Square. The Standpipe is a brick and stone structure rising 133 feet above the ground. It sits right in the middle of Roxbury High Fort in the Highland Park section of Roxbury.
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