Mattapan through Time book discussion to take place May 2

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Mattapan through Time book discussion to take place May 2

On Tuesday, 5/2, at 7:00 p.m., prolific author Anthony Sammarco will be back in person to discuss his new book called “Mattapan through Time.”  The name Mattapan originated with the Neponset Tribe of the Massachusetts Indians, a tribe of the Massachusetts confederation of Native Americans.

For well over 200 years, there remained farms and undeveloped land until the Dorchester and Milton Branch of the Old Conly Railroad established a depot in Mattapan Square which allowed commuting to Boston.  By the turn of the 20th century, Mattapan saw the development of new streets laid out off Blue Hill Avenue and Norfolk Street which slowly became a solid, respectable suburb.  Some of us may remember such popular places as the Morton Theatre, the Oriental Theatre, and the Mattapan Theatre, as well as Teen Town at Morton Plaza, Chez Vous Rollerway, the G&G Delicatessen, Simco’s by the Bridge, Ye Olde Brown Jug, and more.

For all the details about this fascinating historical talk, please go to our website ( and we hope you might join us to learn more about this neighborhood which is so close to Milton.  No signup is required to attend.

This program is kindly supported by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all.

For questions, Email [email protected] or call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964.

We are located at 476 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA.

We hope to see you soon at the Milton Public Library!



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