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Jamaica Plain’s Dodecagonal House
At 17 Cranston Street in JP sits a most unusual 12-sided house with 6-sided rooms. A 1908 Boston Globe article supplies some details about the history of the house and about Archibald and John Scott, two brothers from Scotland who are believed to have built the house from 1871 to 1874. Bob Field, the current owner of the house, will present what he has learned about this wonderful and odd edifice. But there are still things that remain a mystery and he hopes that new publicity might help unearth the answers to some outstanding questions.
Presented by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.
More About Connolly Branch Library
The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library boasts a collection of more than 40,000 items, with nearly half of them in Spanish.
"Spanish is what we're known for," says Jane Bickford, the branch librarian.
The library is housed in a 1932 building that has been restored to near original condition. The 20-plus foot plaster ceiling of the main room is decorated with rosettes and geometric patterns.
In addition to the collections and resources, the branch has a 150-person lecture hall. There is a stage and sound system. Non-profit organizations are welcome to use the space by arrangement with the librarian. For-profit groups may rent the hall after hours.
Other events here
- Homework Assistance at Connolly Library Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
- MAKING MUSIC with Ellen Hoffman Tomorrow, May 21, 10:30 pm–11:15 pm
- Spanish English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en inglés y español Weekly on Saturdays, 11:30 am–1:30 pm