Oak Square: Architectural & Historic Walking Tour

  • Oak Square Common Faneuil Street and Washington Streets Birghton MA 02135 USA
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Join Common Boston for a tour of architectural landmarks, hidden green spaces,and the storied history of this small village in the midst of a big city. Centered around a common dating back to the 18th century, Oak Square in Brighton has maintained its small town feel for centuries, and many historic public buildings, including the library, fire station, and neighborhood school, have remained intact and in use, a testament to the Oak Square residents who have worked tirelessly to preserve them.

Charlie Vasiliades, a life-long resident of Oak Square and one of its most vocal community advocates - occasionally referred to as the "Mayor of Oak Square" - will lead this tour of the neighborhood's most important landmarks and its green spaces, which include some of Boston's best and most overlooked urban wilds.

The tour will start at the Oak Square Common, which is located at the intersection of Washington St. and Faneuil St, and will conclude at Chandler's Pond between Lake and Kenrick Streets, a short walk from the Common.