From the South End’s early years as an upper- and middle-class residential district to its time as an immigrant and rooming house neighborhood and then to its recent urban renewal, residents have shaped its legacy and have worked in common to make the South End a safe and vibrant neighborhood for over two centuries. Some crafted the built environment while others shaped minds and lives alike. Add to their ranks artists, doctors, business owners, and human and animal rights advocates, and a true picture of the South End’s history and diversity begins to emerge.

This book from historian Hope J. Shannon provides a glimpse into the lives of over one hundred people who have shaped the South End’s past and present. Buy the book here!