Round About Park Circle
Adult Enrichment / Walking Tours -
Join us for a friendly stroll around and about Park Circle led by a local historian.In the early 19th century the Pierce family successfully farmed over 250 acres on this high elevation. In 1872 the Arlington Land Company bought the property. This astute syndicate believed that new house lots and streets would attract eager Boston buyers and by 1912, nearby Park Avenue was home to a diverse mix: business people, an inventor, and an architect. After the elegant Arlington Reservoir (1921-24) replaced a nondescript standpipe (1894) that had supplied water to the surrounding area, the neighborhood enjoyed even more rave reviews. Learn all about the history of Park Circle.
Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear for walking. Meeting location and safety guidelines will be emailed as part of the Registration Confirmation email. All walks meet rain or shine.
Dee Morris is an independent scholar and educational consultant specializing in 19th-century history of greater Boston. She presents walking tours at area cemeteries and programs at libraries, schools, and historical societies. Her goal is to connect people with their civic ancestors.