WPA Walking Tour – Site of the Deacon Joseph Adams House

To count down the days to the end of summer, I will be taking you on a virtual walking tour of Arlington–the same one outlined in 1937’s The WPA Guide to Massachusetts. Each entry will include an excerpt from the book about each site visited. Hopefully this will give us a little insight as to how things have changed in the past 73 years. Though I wasn’t able to locate the tablet mentioned in the entry, stop number fourteen is the site of the Deacon Joseph Adams House.

“A tablet at 840 Massachusetts Ave. identifies the Site of the Deacon Joseph Adams House, from which

British soldiers stole the communion service of the First Parish during their retreat from Lexington and Concord.”

This apartment building (and a bus stop) now occupies 840 Massachusetts Avenue. September 5, 2010.

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