Touring the Boston-Edison Historic District
If you enjoy history and historic architecture, the Historic Boston-Edison Association's archivist, Jerald A. Mitchell, has created a pair of self-guided tours of the neighborhood. Tours are linked to below; in addition, printable versions can be downloaded and printed out, ready for your next visit to the neighborhood.
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The driving tour of the Boston-Edison neighborhood guides you past residences of some of the historically significant people who have made Boston-Edison their home. The tour is split into two loops: a three-and-a-half mile loop through the eastern portion of the neighborhood, between Woodward Avenue and the Lodge Freeway, and a six-mile loop through the western portion, between the Lodge Freeway and Linwood Avenue.
The walking tour of the Boston-Edison neighborhood focuses on the homes of some of Boston-Edison's most historically prominent residents and those that have significant and unique architectural styles. The tour runs a little over two miles from start to finish through the eastern portion of the neighborhood, between Woodward Avenue and the Lodge Freeway.
In addition to these self-guided tours, HBEA sponsors a Holiday Home Tour in December of every year. Five homes, decorated for the Holidays, are open. This Tour is a chance for you to view the fine exterior and interior residential architecture of the early 1900's up close.
The Boston-Edison Historic District is surrounded by and includes a number of other organizations. These are other historic districts, as well as community and religious organizations.