Wednesday, May 23, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – What’s So Special About Newbury Street?


Of course you know that BostonÂ’’s beloved boutique district has long had a devoted local and regional following. YouÂ’’re aware that its many restaurants and sidewalk cafés add to the appeal. And you’Â’ve probably noticed that it has acquired a distinctly international accent in recent years, as numerous European retailers have opened branches here. But do you know what made Newbury Street such an attractive spot for shopping, dining and people-watching in the first place? On this Wednesday, May 23rd tour, beginning at 4 pm,  we’Â’ll explore the historic origins and visual qualities that have led to its present vitality, and which will continue to shape its vibrant future. Tour will be led by William Young, Senior Preservation Planner, Back Bay Architectural Commission (1991-present). Reception to follow at CafeTeria, 279A Newbury Street.

Free and open to the public. As no more than 30 participants may be accommodated, pre-registration is required. Contact megmc@bostonbackbay.com before May 16 to reserve a spot. Meeting place confirmed at time of reservation. Contact William.Young@cityofboston.gov for more information.

Presented by:

Back Bay Association

Newbury Street League

Back Bay Architectural Commission