Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas In JP

Boston Daily Globe December 25, 1913

Carol Singers Tour District

Feature at Jamaica Plain Celebration.

Big Tree at Curtis Hall, Where 1000 Citizens Gather.

Candles Placed in the Windows of the Homes.

Nearly 1000 residents of Jamaica Plain last night enjoyed exercises held around the Christmas tree in front of Curtis Hall Municipal Building. The tree was donated to the Jamaica Plain Citizen's Association by the Mayor and City Council. It was more than 20 feet in height and was brilliantly illuminated. In many houses in the vicinity lighted candles were placed in the windows.

There was carol singing by a choir made up of members of various church choirs,under the direction of Thompson Stone, choirmaster of the St John's Episcopal Church. After singing at the tree, the choir toured the district, singing at the following places: Corner of Roanoke av and Elm st; Rockview and Green st; Lakeview pl, and at the further end of Burroughs st.

Dr Hartwell was chairman of the committee in charge of the affair, and addresses were made by Rev Walter Calley, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Joseph Lyons, Assistant Corporation Counsel.

1 comment:

  1. I can remeber caroling in front of The Blessed Sacrament Church with my friends back in 1959-1963! Those were the days. My dad worked for John Hancock and used to supply BS school with all the caroling books!