Posted by: norstarnewengland | April 23, 2011

Finding Brook Farm, Stained Glass, and Cemeteries

Place: Boston and Newton

A few trips are combined into one in this blog.

Nice stained glass windows in the original edifice in the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston – – Will it be around around by the next millenium?

Nice rose garden in Boston’s Back Bay Fens –

Out in the West Roxbury section, there is the site of Brook Farm, an important utopian village of transcendentalists. Only one building and a few foundations remain –

On the road to a cemetery from the Brook Farm site, there was this memorial, where Robert Gould Shaw joined with the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry before leading the 54th Colored Infantry.

At the Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery at the end of the road, there is a cannon that was once on the U.S.S. Constitution –

Beyond the cemetery, there is a trail that leads to a park on an old landfill, called Millenium Park. It has a boad access point for the Charles, and has nice views –

In Newton, where residential, commercial, and industrial areas meet, there is a small cemetery that dates back to before the American Revolutionary War. Unfortunately, the gates are locked most of the time, and the cemetery looks out of place. Some years ago, I was part of a group that did some yard work there –



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