Beacon Street: Its Buildings and Residents
The grand mansions and the elegant attached row houses of Beacon Street are the homes of Boston's elite and a backdrop for the city's long history. The iconic street is crowned with Charles Bullfinch's magnificent 1798 Massachusetts Statehouse overlooking the legendary Boston Common, where the British occupiers trained and cows once roamed freely. Historian Robert E. Guarino deftly narrates the development of the street, from its expansion as land from the top of Mount Vernon extended its length to Horace Gray's efforts in 1837 to found the Public Garden. Join Guarino as he takes a fascinating and nostalgic journey down the historic and storied highway of Beacon Street.