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Landscapes of the Streetcar Suburb

This workshop will explore a historical overview of designs that were typical of yards and gardens in Boston’s residential neighborhoods in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We will look at the types of paving, fencing, and plantings used from the 1870s through the 1930s, giving you an understanding of period elements for traditional landscapes.

 Carissa Demore is a preservation services manager at Historic New England, managing the organization’s Stewardship Easement Program. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from the University of Maryland.