Friday, November 9, 2007

Life's Little Surprises

Jim Bulger (almost six) and little brother Mark (17 months) . Marlou Terrace, 1956 (Copyright 2007)

When I found the Jamaica Plain Historical Society web site, I was amazed to find out that I had lived at the site of a former baseball factory (read the article here). Marlou Terrace, which is off Lamartine street just a few houses up from Green street, is one of those little dead-end private ways that you can pass by for years without ever noticing My only dim memory of the location is as a slightly older child, returning with my mother for vistits with our former landlady. We lived in the house on the left foreground on the first floor.


  1. I was in this building recently as it was on the market as a condo. It was very dark as the other building had been built close - but what I remember more was how bizarre the layout was. It makes more sense now to realize that it may have made more sense as a baseball factory.