The Roslindale Historical Society


A Walking Tour of Roslindale Village!


Inventing Roslindale: from a Triangle to a Square

Roslindale Historical Society repeat presentation of

Inventing Roslindale: from a Triangle to a Square

Starts at Adams Park, with a short walk around the village

Sunday June 26 2:00≈3:00. RSVP to

Thursday July 14, 7:00≈8:00 PM RSVP to


Learn about the creation of the original Roslindale commercial district from 1800 to the 1920’s.  Hear stories and see photos of the people and businesses that helped turn Roslindale into the neighborhood that you know and love today.


Details and a link to the photos & material to be referenced during the presentation will be sent a day or two before the event to all who RSVP.


Roslindale Historical Society,Jamaica Plain Historical Society
collaborate on "Stories Of Mount Hope Cemetery" 


April 5th was the Ching Ming Festival, also known as "Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, a day when people of Chinese descent visit the tombs of their ancestors to clean the gravesites.

You can read more about it here:

Roslindale Around The Web

Global Boston: Roslindale

An excellent short history of Roslindale by Marilynn S. Johnson of Boston College, this page also includes links to articles about longtime Roslindale residents Josef Porteleki (Roslindale Hardware), Tasula Macrides, and Tony DeBenedictis (Tony's Market).


A project of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Atlascope is an interactive layered system of antique surveying maps of Boston. With it, one can see how the neighborhoods, streets, and even lots have changed since the 1800s. A rabbit hole you definitely want to go down!