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Back Bay Type Walk with Paul Shaw

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Boston Park Plaza Hotel

50 Park Plaza

Boston, MA 02116

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Back Bay Type Walk

Hosted by Paul Shaw

Join the entertaining Paul Shaw for one of two leisurely walks through parts of historic Boston. This walk will take you around the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston from the Boston Commons to the Prudential Center. The centerpiece of the walk will be an extensive look at the lettering on the exterior and interior of the Boston Public Library. The neighborhood includes several major churches, insurance company buildings, iconic hotels, and leading department stores that are all sources of diverse lettering styles. As a bonus, this area includes some residences, studios and businesses of such graphic design and printing notables as Walter K. Annable and The Berkeley Press, J.M. Bowles, W.A. Dwiggins, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Percy Grassby, Herbert Gregson, Amy Sacker, George F. Trenholm, and D.B. Updike of The Merrymount Press.

Walk co-sponsored by Legacy of Letters.

Can’t make this walk? There’s another one scheduled for Wednesday, August 23rd.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


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