Jamaica Plain was once the summer home of the eminent Warren family (the remnants of their time in JP are still found in the name of Warren Square off Green Street) However, their main home was located at 130 Warren Avenue, Roxbury. This talk, by Maddie Webster, is the culmination of a 2018 research fellowship at the Nichols House Museum. It will focus on the historical significance of the 1846 Warren House in its own right and detail some of the accomplishments of generations of Warrens. The lecture will also highlight the Warren House’s connection to the Nichols family. For sixteen years, Arthur and Elizabeth Nichols called the Warren House home, raising their children and building Arthur's medical practice there before relocating to Beacon Hill in 1885. This talk will bring attention to the family’s stewardship of the Warren House and also discuss the deliberate and unintentional ways in which they celebrated the significance of their historic home.
Maddie Webster is a PhD student in the American & New England Studies Program at Boston University. She holds a BA in History from Boston College, where she studied twentieth-century presidential history while concurrently exploring her fledgling interest in Boston history and culture. she has since researched an array of sites including the structures of Franklin Park, the 1916 former public convenience on Boston Common, a flock of pigeons at Park Street, the Gettysburg Cyclorama in the South End, a bronze trash art installation underneath the Haymarket, and, most recently, the 1846 Warren House.
This talk is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored with the Roxbury Historical Society.