Walking in Arlington and the Old Schwamb Mill present a Fall historical walking tour “On and Off Broadway”. The walk will be led by local historian Edward Gordon on Saturday, October 29th, 2016. We will seek out architectural treasures of East Arlington, including noteworthy Greek Revival, Italianate and Mansard style houses. We will tour the sites of long-gone greenhouses associated with market garden farms owned by the Rawsons, Moores, and others, and learn about Italian immigrant farm workers who toiled on these once extensive tracts. We will view a historic gem that was saved from obscurity, the Prince Hall Mystic Cemetery, that holds the remains of African American Freemasons. We hope you can join us.
We will gather at 8:45am – in a meeting place sent to registered participants – and should be done by 11:30am. The walk will last about 2 1/2 hours, and will be held rain or shine. Please wear comfy shoes and dress for the weather. The tour is not suitable for dogs. Children are welcome if they are sturdy walkers, or will be in carriers or strollers. The group is limited to 30 people. The meeting point will be sent to pre-registered participants who include an email address in their registration.
The cost of the tour is $15 per person, and advance reservation is required. Make checks payable to Walking In Arlington. Proceeds go to the pedestrian advocacy work of Walking in Arlington, and the historic preservation work of the Old Schwamb Mill.
Postal mail your check and registration by October 24th to: Walking In Arlington, 65 Randolph Street, Arlington, MA, 02474. If you include your e-mail address and telephone number with your registration, then we will send you information on the meeting location for the walk.
For more information on the Old Schwamb Mill, call 781-643-0554, or visit www.oldschwambmill.org.