Perry, Lawrence, and Niagara streets,
Lake and Erie,
Decatur and Hamilton—
these seven street names commemorate commanders, ships, and a decisive naval battle of the War of 1812.
Who named the streets? Why those names? What did the war have to do with Cambridgeport?
Download this PDF to explore the history of these streets.
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The Cambridge Historical Commission and the City of Cambridge are pleased to install new historic markers commemorating "the 1812 Streets" during the war's bicentennial year.