Beneath the Surface: Marble Street Transformations, November 15th, 7PM
Historian Dee Morris presents “Marble Street Transformations.”
Early settlers came to this area when it was still part of the outermost edge of Charlestown prior to the 1725 incorporation of Stoneham. Surprisingly, they hoped to mine marble. The names of Marble Street and its ancient side road, South Marble Street, recall the quarry that once existed there. In the 1800s, Col. Lyman Dike converted the property into a successful farm. Dike’s Pond, formerly the abandoned quarry, is now conservation land. Marble Street itself evolved into an active community populated by tradesmen and shoe workers living alongside chauffeurs or engineers. This changing neighborhood owns centuries of stories! This event is free and open to the public.