Allston-Brighton Books

 Allston-Brighton in Transition - William P. Marchione, Ph.D

$25*  Allston-Brighton has a fascinating and unique past, a history so varied, so filled with twists and turns as to constitute a microcosm of our national experience. From its founding in the seventeenth century, when it was known as Little Cambridge, to its contemporary incarnation as a vibrant Boston neighborhood, Allston-Brighton has remained a spirited community through generations of change. John Eliot established his first Praying Indian village, Nonantum, here in the late 1600s; the Winships Brighton Cattle Market prospered from 1776 through the nineteenth century, meriting several visits from both vagrants and notables, including Nathaniel Hawthorne; and the Beacon Trotting Park provided entertainment in the late 1800s. Along the Charles, through Aberdeen, at the market and on the first electric streetcars, Dr. William P. Marchione provides a journey through the stories of Allston-Brighton's past.


Legendary Locals of Allston-Brighton
- Linda Mishkin

$26.99* Legendary Locals of Allston Brighton presents images and brief narratives of remarkable people. It includes those from distant history, recent history and current day. Here are some of the people who create the culturally and historically rich community of Allston-Brighton. What is notable is the diversity of talents, backgrounds and interests of those represented in this volume; and what is equally worth mentioning is that only time and space precluded numerous others from being included here. 

Linda Mishkin is a long-time resident of Allston-Brighton.  Her interviews with business owners and organization leaders appeared in the Allston-Brighton Tab.  She co-edited, with William Marchione, the Women of Vision guide to the Women’s Heritage Trail.  She is Vice-President of Special Projects with the Brighton-Allston Historical Society.




 Images of America: Allston-Brighton - William P. Marchione, Ph.D

$21*  Allston-Brighton provides a comprehensive overview of the history of one of Boston's most dynamic neighborhoods.  It traces the development of the community through four important incarnations: agricultural village, market town, streetcar suburb, and modern-day cultural crossroads.  A thorough history of the Boston suburb is provided through informative introductions, captions and over two hundred vintage photographs.
Many early industries and technological developments significant to the history of Allston-Brighton are spotlighted, including the evolution of the cattle trade and the railroad and trolley systems.  The community's civic and institutional groups are also featured, resulting in a detailed portrait of life over the past three hundred and fifty years.




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