March Public Program
Jordan Marsh: New England's Largest Store
A slideshow lecture by Anthony Sammarco
Sunday, March 24, 2024
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Anthony Sammarco will reveal the fascinating history of Boston's beloved Jordan Marsh. The retailer opened its first store, which sold assorted dry goods, on Milk Street in 1851. Do you remember the blueberry muffins and the Enchanted Village?
Referred to as the "Balzac of Boston History" by the Boston Globe, Anthony Mitchell Sammarco is a Boston native, noted historian and author of over seventy books on the history and development of Boston, topics on which he lectures widely.
This program is funded by a 2023 grant from the Watertown Community Foundation.