Anthony M Sammarco

Mitchell Sammarco, Anthony: - In this outstanding sequel to South Boston, author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco invites the reader on a second, more in-depth pictorial tour through the city. South Boston, originally known as Dorchester Neck, saw steady growth and development after its annexation to the town of Boston in 1804. Houses made of brick and wood began to spring up around the bridges and newly established industries, such as shipbuilding, glassworks, iron foundries, distilleries, and breweries. Many of the workers took up residency in South Boston for the proximity of these mills and factories. Churches were promptly built to accommodate various faiths. By the 1830s, it was home for people of several different ethnic and religious backgrounds.