Our Boston Adventure yesterday, however, definitely merits attention. Although we got off the subway at South Station expecting little more than to buy peaches at the farmers market at Dewey Square followed by lunch at either Quincy Market or B.Good, those lack-luster plans changed when John spotted a sign advertizing a free guided tour of South Station. I'd been wanting to take one of those tours for a few years, so he didn't have to twist my arm!
The building's neo-classical fascade, built of pink granite from Connecticut, peaks at 100 feet.The Elevated Railway that once ran between it and Dewey Square ceased as a result of The Great Molasses Flood of 1919.
In the 1970s, various factors led to plans for demolishing the building in favor of erecting something more "updated." Thankfully, the people of Boston raised enough of a protest that, in 1975, the National Registry of Historic Sites listed it, giving it protection.
The tour continued, with stories of the bowling alley and movie theater once housed in the building before it was truncated, World War I inductees learning that the war had ended upon their arrival at the station and John adding that his grandfather had been the engineer on the last steam engine to pull out of Boston 1953. I could show you more pictures of the tour, but then why would you take it?
Besides, I still need to tell you about our lunch at Rosa Mexicano in the Seaport district. Again, I'd been wanting to try the restaurant for quite some time because the Greater Boston Area has a notable lack of Mexican food.
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