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Lowell Lecture

Boston’s Market District and Haymarket: Yesterday and Today

Date & Time

April 28, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
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Presenting Organization

Old South Meeting House



Co-Sponsored by Historic New England

Boston’s Market District came into its own with Faneuil Hall in 1742, followed by Quincy Market in 1826. Today’s Haymarket began as an expansion of Quincy Market in the 1830s, and has since witnessed enormous changes in streetscape and demographics. Through it all, the district has served a constant stream of longtime residents, immigrant families, students and tourists. For much of the 1900s, Italian produce vendors’ pushcarts lined both sides of Blackstone Street. Today, Haymarket includes halal butchers, artisanal cheese mongers, and Cambodian fruit sellers. Don’t miss this illustrated lecture by Historic New England’s Kenneth Turino to learn about the vibrant Market District yesterday and today. Book sales and signing will follow the lecture.

Reception at 6:00pm, Lecture at 6:30pm This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, pre-registration requested at