The Decline and Rebirth of a City: Walking Tour

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Experience Boston’s own great depression from 1929 to its eventual revival by 1969 on this Decline and Rebirth of a City walking tour. From the iconic Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Commons where over 4,000 unemployed Bostonians denounced key political figures to the Boston City Hall and the portrait of Mayor John Collins who helped revive Boston’s economy.

It would take Mayor John Hynes in the 1950’s and later Mayor John Collins in the 1960’s to finally turn the city around. The solution? Breaking down the ethnic barriers that kept the Boston Irish Catholic Politicians who ran the city, from working with the Boston Brahmin businessmen who owned the city. Learn how this unlikely partnership helped create the Boston we know today!