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Roxbury History: Web Resources

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1234 Columbus Avenue
Building 3, Room 211A
Boston, MA 02120
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Boston Redevelopment Authority: A government agency, the BRA oversees all land zoning, development, and construction of Boston's 19 neighborhoods, Roxbury among them. Included on the Roxbury neighborhood page, is a neighborhood history, publications about development projects, population statistics/surveys, links to community organizations, and maps.

Dorchester Atheneum: Formerly a subscription library, the Atheneum is currently a web site for the "promotion of Dorchester's wonderful features: its people, its architecture, its businesses, its institutions" (Atheneum homepage). Find detailed information and biographies of notable Dorchester residents (incuding social activists), a town history, including a book list, industry/commerce history, and digital photographs and postcards of Dorchester.

Roxbury Crossing Historical Trust: An organization dedicated to "collect, preserve and promote the cultural, genealogical and diverse history of the Greater Roxbury Massachusetts area and its residents. RCHT is engaged in activities to collect, preserve, and promote the cultural, genealogical, and historical photographs, prints, maps, documents, audio, video, film and digital media, oral and authentic history of Roxbury Massachusetts." The RCHT site includes an informative history of Roxbury, as well as a mulit-media video showcasing the many neighborhoods and impressions of Roxbury. To view the Roxbury database and Roxbury history resource guide, please contact the RCHT directly.

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