Loading Events


Anthony Sammarco ‘Lost Boston: The Landmarks that Shaped the City’


August 3
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , ,
Event Tags:
, , , , , , ,


Osterville Village Library
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, Massachusetts
+ Google Map

Anthony Sammarco ‘Lost Boston: The Landmarks that Shaped the City’

August 3, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Osterville Village Library

The Osterville Village Library is excited to welcome Anthony Sammarco, historical lecturer and local author, to give a thrilling talk about the landmarks that made up the great city of Boston. ‘Lost Boston’ traces the cherished places in a city that time, progress and fashion have swept aside before concerned citizens or the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecker’s ball or the graveyard of history. Organized chronologically starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved institutions that failed to stand the test of time, along with old-fashioned hotels and sports facilities that were beyond updating or refurbishment.
Losses include: Franklin Place, Boston City Hall, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Hancock House, Gleason’s Publishing Hall, Fort Hill, Franklin Street, Boston Coliseum, Boylston Market, Merchants Exchange, Haymarket Square, Boston Public Library, Horticultural Hall, Boston Museum Museum of Fine Arts, Revere House (Hotel), Huntington Avenue Grounds, Charlestown City Hall, Molasses Tank, Cyclorama, Readville Trotting Park and Race Track, East Boston Airport, Boston Latin School, East Boston Ferries, Braves Field, Massachusetts State Prison, Boston Opera House, Boston Aquarium, The Howard Athenaeum and Dudley Street Station.
This talk will take place in the Main Meeting Room at the OVL on Saturday August 3 at 1pm. For more information or to register for this program, please contact Amy Wolfe at awolfe@clamsnet.org or by calling the OVL directly at (508)428-5757.

Anthony Sammarco 'Lost Boston' (2)

Programs and performance dates and times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Please contact the venue directly with any questions.