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Controversy about House Tear-Downs in Cambridge, MA

  • Taylor Square Fire House (map)

Our 11th annual walk will explore the current controversy about house tear-downs by walking, observing, and discussing this issue as experienced by the Taylor Square neighborhood, located on either side of Sherman Street between Huron Avenue and Walden Street. Throughout the city, developers are demolishing older viable homes and replacing them with larger, luxurious houses – rather than rehabilitating them – which many feel is detrimental to both the environment and the character of existing neighborhoods.

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Time: 10:00 -11:30 am

Host: Glenna Lang, author, Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of The Death and Life of Great American Cities |


Start: In front of the fire station at the intersection of Huron Ave., and Garden and Sherman Streets, Cambridge, MA 02138

End: Paddy's Lunch, 260 Walden St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Modality: Walking

Reservations: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children, Dogs