The streets of Boston’s North End, some laid out in the seventeenth century, exude a rich history that has included every generation of immigrants to Boston since 1630. An active port, the neighborhood of the North End also included churches of every denomination, historic homes, and early commercial concerns. Immigrants from Russia, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and most other European countries settled in the North End and contributed to its development over the years. Today, most visitors to Boston tour the North End and see the Paul Revere House and the famous Old North Church. On the weekends, shoppers visit the bustling Haymarket and attend feasts and festivals amidst the appetizing ambiance of restaurant row. This thriving, lively area of town is an alluring meeting place for residents and tourists alike.
Author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco is a Boston historian whose books on Dorchester, Boston, South Boston, Hyde Park, and Charlestown have proven enormously popular. His knowledge of the city’s history and his affection for the North End are evident in this exciting new work.