Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haffenreffer Walk

Named after Jamaica Plain beer baron Theodore H. Haffenreffer (l880-1956). His presence on the Park Commission from 1930 to 1956 resulted in granite tablets placed by the main gates of the Boston Public Garden. The connecting pathway over the lagoon bridge was dubbed "Haffenreffer Walk" during the administration of John Hynes in the late 1950's. The tablets' last lines proclaim Haffenreffer's "Lifetime of dedicated service to his native city," a rare tribute to the many, many German immigrants who have passed through the City of Boston.

8 comments:

Eleonora said...

Beautiful depth and richness of elements, and thank you for the interesting information behind it. Didn't know Boston hosted German immigrants. In that same period of our Italian history the many in need of work emigrated north to the mines and factories of France, Belgium and Germany. Migrations...

Ciao
Eleonora
Roma Every Day

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The people are striding through so purposely, and the gates wide open. A very nice shot.
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Cezar and Léia said...

The gate is open, let your heart feels all good energy for so beautiful place! :)
Great post dear friend!Congrats!
Léia

jennyfreckles said...

Try saying that name when you've had a few pints! Good mono shot.. You have some lovely parks in Boston.

Lois said...

The name has a nice ring to it!

Birdman said...

I'll drink to that!

J Bar said...

A fantastic shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Chuck Pefley said...

That's the Boylston entrance, is it not?