"Lost Breweries of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain" lecture, Oct. 24

The Dorchester Historical society presents an illustrated lecture by Michael Reiskind, historian of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. In 1900, Boston had the most breweries per person of any city in the country - and the overwhelming majority of them were in the Stony Brook area of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. During the heyday of Boston breweries, this area was the center of the industry with at least 24 breweries along the banks of the Stony Brook. Community members are invited to learn about about the history of brewing in Boston and the Irish and German immigrants who established the breweries in our city.

This talk will concentrate on the beer factories in the Stony Brook area and the history of the adjoining neighborhoods as they developed from the 1840’s to the present.

Michael Reiskind, vice-president and historian of the JP Historical Society, has been researching Boston's historic breweries for eighteen years. He has conducted several walking and bus tours of the Stony Brook brewery district.

Lost Breweries of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain
2 pm, Sunday, October 24, 2010
Dorchester Historical Society
At the William Clapp House
195 Boston Street, Dorchester