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Union Square as a Place to Work and Live

  • Union Square Plaza Sommerville, Massachusetts (map)

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood to find about some of the housing and industrial buildings constructed within the mid 1800s to early 1900s that forged the fabric of Union Square and established it as a place to both live and work. The walk is led by community leaders involved with the rebirth of the Square. All are welcome to come and share their own memories and visions for the future.

• View architectural features that typify workers’ housing in Somerville, as well as the industries where these former residents once worked;
• Explore representative streets: Emerson and Newton, Lake and Olive Square, Quincy, and Summer;
• Find out about what has changed and why, as seen through the eyes of the people who live or work there;
• Brief “Walk Boston Award” presentation to both Union Square Main Streets and The Neighborhood Restaurant at the start;
• Linger in Union Square for lunch and visits to various Somerville Open Art Studios, an annual City-wide event from noon to 6pm.

Time: 10am – noon

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Event Start/End: 

The walk will start at the Union Square Plaza, and end at Bloc 11 Cafe for continuing discussion if interested.

Host: Brandon Wilson, Somerville Historic Preservation Commission

Theme: Walking

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up.

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