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Filene's: Boston's Great Specialty Store Book Launch Celebration
Old South Meeting House
Co-sponsored by the Boston Preservation Alliance
Some may know the 1912 building facade in Downtown Crossing as one of only three structures left in New England designed by famed American architect Daniel Burnham, but most Bostonians affectionately recognize the building as the flagship Filene's specialty store. Join us for an illustrated lecture by author Michael Lisicky to hear highlights of his research on Filene's, the revolutionary store that brought fashion and theater to generations of Bostonians. Come learn the remarkable history of how the Filene brothers revolutionized the American retail industry! Free and Open to the Public
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Directions from the Boston Common Visitor Center: (start of the Freedom Trail, the red line marked on the sidewalk)
Walk along Tremont Street (with Visitor Center and Boston Common behind you) to the corner of Tremont & School Streets. Take a RIGHT, walk down School Street to Washington Street Take a RIGHT, walk down Washington Street; Old South is ½ block on the left. The Old South Meeting House is on the corner of Washington and Milk Streets.
Old South Meeting House is easily accessible by all subway lines. The closest stops are State Street (Blue/Orange Lines), Government Center (Green Line) and Downtown Crossing (Red Line).
From the South: Take Route 3 to Route 93 North, following signs for Boston - Quincy. Take Exit 23, Government Center. Stay in left lane on ramp. At top of ramp, left lane becomes two lanes wide. Stay in lane marked for Government Center. This lane crosses Surface Road onto North Street. Follow North Street to intersection with Congress Street and take a left on Congress. Take your first right onto State Street (which becomes Court Street almost immediately) and follow it to the end, making a left at the fork onto Tremont Street. Take your first left onto School Street (Omni Parker House on the corner). At the bottom of School Street, take a left onto Washington Street.
From the West: Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike Eastbound to Exit 24B, which is Route 93 North. Follow directions “From the South”, directly above.
From the North: Follow Route 93 South to Exit 24A, Government Center/Faneuil Hall. At the top of the ramp take a left, stay in the right hand lane. Take a right onto State Street which becomes Court Street and follow to end, taking a left at the fork onto Tremont Street. Take your first left onto School Street (Omni Parker House on the corner). At the bottom of School Street, take a left onto Washington Street.
Several parking garages are easily accessible to Old South Meeting House. Discount validation stamps or tickets are often available for these garages. Please inquire at the admissions desk.
Pi Alley Parking Garage is located at 275 Washington Street. The Garage at Post Office Square is located at 0 Post Office Square. Standard Parking is located at 33 Arch Street, entrance to the garage is on Hawley Street.
In advance of y our visit, you may also visit www.Boston.CentralParking.com to print out discount coupons to garages in Boston and Cambridge.
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