Boston History

A collection of local fish and fisheries and fish habitat related history that meeting-goers might find interesting, plus some information about the area around the hotel.

Ancient Fishweir Project: https://www.fishweir.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boylston_Street_Fishweir

Boston Society of Natural History Dioramas:

The Sacred Cod in the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-sacred-cod-boston-massachusetts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_Cod

Boston Public Gardens, and the neighborhood of Back Bay which used to be tidal flats
https://www.boston.gov/parks/public-garden
https://bostongeology.com/boston/casestudies/fillingbackbay/fillingbackbay.htm
https://written-in-stone-seen-through-my-lens.blogspot.com/2017/02/urban-geology-part-i-filling-in-of.html

Why is the street the hotel is on named after a French General?https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/lafayette-american-icon
https://www.masshist.org/object-of-the-month/may-2018#:~:text=Boston%20offered%20a%20packed%20calendar,keepsakes%2C%20to%20mark%20the%20occasion.

Park St. Station on the Greenline MBTA
Look for the quahaugs (hard clams) and oysters in the mural!
http://archive.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2011/08/12/lilli_ann_rosenberg_86_muralist_sculptor_adorned_public_spaces/


The original Boston landform – Shawmut Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawmut_Peninsula

Boston’s Two Main Rivers – the Charles and the Mystic
Charles River Watershed Association: https://www.crwa.org/
Mystic River Watershed Association: https://mysticriver.org/

The hotel is near to many walking tours such as the Freedom Trail, Black Heritage Trail, Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, and Chinatown
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Trail
https://www.nps.gov/boaf/virtual-black-heritage-trail-tour.htm
https://bwht.org/
https://www.gpsmycity.com/discovery/chinatown-and-leather-district-walk-349.html

13-15 West St. Site of the Elizabeth Peabody Bookshop, first female publisher in Boston. Important site in transcendentalist history. Journalist Margaret Fuller gave lectures here called “Conversations,” which were an important part of the early American feminist movement.

Bookshop Site Marker: https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=176301