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City of Cambridge

Researching the History of Your House Session 3B

Location

Public Works, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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Contact

George Stylianopoulis
sgeorge@cambridgema.gov

Description

Calendar event imageResearching the History of Your House with the City of Cambridge

Join staff members from the Cambridge Historical Commission, the City of Cambridge Department of Public Works and the Cambridge Room at the Cambridge Public Library for a three-week series on researching the history of your house or building. Registration is mandatory and space is limited; you do not have to attend all three sessions (though we highly recommend it!). For your convenience, each department will offer two days of the same session - one in the evening and one in the afternoon.

To register for a session, please contact the person listed. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Session 3: Cambridge Department of Public Works
The public works collection is primarily focused on sewer & drain utility drawings and plans showing the boundaries of the public rights of way. But many of these and other records, which go as far back as 1840, also include interesting historical facts such as previous building, street, and water body configurations as well as ancient industries, property owner names and assessment values. Participants will learn how individual locations can be researched with geographic, database, and online indexes and they'll see how those indexes have evolved.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Department of Public Works, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Max. 12 participants


Led by George Stylianopoulos, City of Cambridge Department of Public Works.  To register, email: sgeorge@cambridgema.gov
General questions about the series? Call 617-349-4683.
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