Winthrop St and O’Reilly Family
34 Winthrop Street was built in 1855, and is notable for its occupancy by one of Boston’s most famous Irish-American families composed of John Boyle O’Reilly, his wife, Mary Murphy, and their four daughters. All six led amazing lives of heroism, advocacy, leadership and literature that helped transform the city of Boston and the Nation. […]
Workshop: How to Research Your Historic House – Saturday, March 11
Have you ever wondered how old your house is? Are you interested in discovering who built your house and who lived in it before you? Join us for a talk and workshop on How to Research Your Historic House in Charlestown. The morning will begin with a talk that will walk you through the process and […]
Abolitionists in Charlestown
The Fowler House 112 High Street was built in 1824 by Samuel Fowler, a man who escaped slavery in New York and the patriarch of a family that worked tirelessly for the abolition of slavery and equal rights. Samuel Fowler (1778-1863) was born in 1778 into slavery in Troy, New York. In 1799, New York […]
Charlestown’s Decorating Contest!
Come and see what your neighbors created! See map to entered homes here.