Mission Hill is a neighborhood of continuous transition, rebirth, and renewal. Part of the colonial town of Roxbury, originally written as ‘Rocksberry,’ due to the plentiful outcroppings of Roxbury Puddingstone found throughout the area. We will see remnants of those and of the quarries that took advantage of them. Over time new modes of transportation and new landfill projects brought more residents of diverse backgrounds to the area. By the mid-nineteenth century Mission Hill had taken its name from the “Mission Church” (the Basilica of our Lady of Perpetual Hope). Explore the many wonderful public buildings of this fascinating enclave of Boston, along with some fragments of an industrial past.
Meeting Spot: Meet your guide outside the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station on the Orange Line
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