OCT 6, 6PM
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Join City Archaeologist Joe Bagley as he reveals the oldest surviving buildings in Boston in Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them, the first book to do so. This book and presentation will appeal to nonarchitects and those new to historic preservation. The buildings span multiple uses from homes to churches and warehouses to restaurants. Hear new research and see Joe’s digital re-creations of some of your old favorites—and perhaps find about a few new discoveries hiding in plain sight. This presentation will celebrate the efforts and the stories of how these buildings have survived to the present.
About the Author
Joseph (Joe) Bagley is the City Archaeologist of Boston, a historic preservationist, and staff member of the Boston Landmarks Commission. He has worked for several private archaeology firms and the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). In 2016, Joe published the award-winning A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts. That same year, Joe won the John L. Cotter Historical Archaeology Award from the Society for Historical Archaeology for outstanding early career achievements. Joe has conducted archaeological excavations from Maine to Florida and lives in the Lower Mills area of Dorchester.
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