Thursday, January 14, 2010
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.