Noted historian and author Anthony M. Sammarco is the author of more than sixty books on the history of Boston and its surrounding cities and towns. His efforts to make history more accessible to the general public have led to many awards and honors.
Sammarco is one of three faculty members of the Urban College of Boston who recently had books published.
On Thursday, February 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., the trio, including Marty Kingsbury and Ken Grout, will be discussing their books with short readings, followed by a book signing. We are told that there will be free prizes, light refreshments and more.
Anthony Sammarco’s latest work, “Lost Boston,” is a nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of Boston’s “disappeared buildings and places” in all their grandeur, before the wrecking ball or before decline set in. Sixty eight different losses are represented, , including schools, churches, theaters, grand mansions, dockyards, racetracks, parks, stores, hotels, offices, and factories (some of which were replaced after demolition).
Among the losses included are Boston City Hall, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston Coliseum, Haymarket Square, Boston Public Library, Horticultural Hall, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Revere House (Hotel), the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Readville Trotting Park and Race Track, East Boston Airport, Braves Field, Boston Opera House, the South Boston Aquarium, The Howard Athenaeum, and Dudley Street Station.
The Urban College is located at 178 Tremont Street (between Avery and Boylston Streets), Boston, MA. The event takes place on the 3rd Floor, Room 301.
The Urban College is an independent, co-educational two-year institution located in the heart of downtown Boston. UCB is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer programs of study leading to the Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services Administration and General Studies. UCB also offers a range of certificate programs and continuing education courses.