Historic Quincy Walking Tour

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Historic Quincy Walking Tour

The City of Quincy, in partnership with WalkBoston, is hosting a free walking tour of Historic Downtown Quincy from 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 3, beginning at Adams Academy, 8 Adams Street.

Jim Edwards, Architect, President of Holmes & Edwards Architecture, and President of the Quincy Historical Society; and Ed Fitzgerald, PhD, Executive Director of the Quincy Historical Society, will lead the two-hour stroll through the historic downtown, sharing colorful stories of the city’s local lore and historical interest.

“I’m very pleased with WalkBoston’s advocacy for walkable communities,” said Mayor Thomas Koch. “The City is making great strides in pedestrian improvements with the work we are doing for the New Quincy Center, and this walk highlights Quincy’s commitment.” Mayor Koch will greet walkers in front of the Old Town Hall (1305 Hancock Street) and update current restoration efforts along with some Quincy City history.

Other sites on the fourteen-stop tour will include the Thomas Crane Public Library, the Masonic Temple, Sully's Tavern, as well as the Hancock Cemetery, where Tom Galvin, Chairman of the Cemetery Board of Managers, will elaborate on the burial ground’s rich history, which dates from the earliest years of European settlement (1630s).

The organizers encourage participants to register for the tour by visiting the event page at http://tiny.cc/nezvkw or by scanning the QR code with a smartphone.

 

 

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