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Victorian Boston Today
Twelve Walking Tours
Mary Melvin Petronella; Edward W. Gordon, fwd.

Expected: (paperback)

Northeastern University Press
2004 • 352 pp. 130 illus. 6 x 8 1/2"
New England Travel / Regional Architecture / Boston

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-55553-605-3

These twelve unique walking tours of Boston's nineteenth-century landmarks and luminaries provide enlightening discoveries of the city's Victorian heritage.

This lavishly illustrated guidebook to the many distinctive attractions of Boston's Victorian heritage provides the walker and the armchair traveler alike with delightful and enlightening discoveries of the city's remarkable treasure trove of nineteenth-century landmarks and luminaries.

Victorian Boston Today, edited by Mary Melvin Petronella for the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society of America, includes a beautifully drawn map for each tour, and contains such features as expanded descriptive captions for the profuse vintage illustrations, telephone numbers and web addresses for sites open to the public, directions between tour sites, information about public transportation, and a wealth of other practical enhancements and tips.

From the South End's signature residential squares to the Black Heritage Trail to Jamaica Plain's pastoral landscape, these walking tours vividly recapture the spirit of Victorian Boston. The guidebook will fascinate Boston residents, tourists, and historians, and it will provide inspiration for the active preservation of the city's magnificent buildings and neighborhoods.

MARY MELVIN PETRONELLA is Adunct Assistant Professor of English at Bentley College and President of the Boston Browning Society. She lives in the Boston area.

EDWARD W. GORDON is the Site Administrator of the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, Massachusetts, and President of the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America. He lives in the Boston area.

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