Sept. 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Alexander D. Keim, Archaeologist for the Maryland State Highway Administration
Patrick M. Leehey Research Director, Paul Revere House (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-523-2338)
Boston Inside Out: What Archaeological Excavations at a Brothel and Boarding House Reveal About Life in the 19th-century North End Archaeological excavations into the North End’s 19th-century past show that the neighbor- hood was no teeming Irish “slum,” but a thriving neighborhood whose diverse residents struggled to overcome the challenges of urban life in America. Archaeologist for the Maryland State Highway Administration Alexander D. Keim will focus on two mid-19th century sites in Boston’s North End: 27-29 Endico� Street, which served as a brothel at that time, and the Paul Revere House, specifically a privy used when the building served as a boarding-house for sailors. The materials recovered from these sites were used by a colorful cast of characters ranging from doctors and merchants to servants and sex-workers.