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 – http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9QXD_First_Church_of_Christ_Scientist_Boston_Old_Edifice_Boston_MA_USA – Will it be around around by the next millenium?

Nice rose garden in Boston’s Back Bay Fens – http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9JT3_James_P_Kelleher_Rose_Garden_Boston_MA

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 – http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9QQC_Brook_Farm_Boston_MA

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. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9QQT_Second_Massachusetts_Infantry_1861_1865_Boston_MA

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 – http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9QRB_USS_Constitution_Cannon_Gardens_at_Gethsemane_Boston_MA

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 – http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9JM8_Millenium_Park_Boston_MA

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 – http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9R82_South_Burying_Ground_Evergreen_Cemetery_Newton_MA

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