The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston 1630-1822
Annie Haven Thwing
Foreword by D. Brenton Simons
6 x 9; paperback, 320 pp., illustrated
Annie Haven Thwing turned her massive collection of nearly 125,000 index cards into this beloved and highly informative 1920 publication. Thwing used colony records and the Suffolk deeds to paint a picture of Boston’s neighborhoods—the North End, Government and Business Centre, South End, West End, and “The Neck”—and their inhabitants. The story is also told visually in seven charming maps.