Arlington’s Cultural Heights: 1900-1925
By Doreen Stevens, Aimee Taberner, and Sarah Burks
The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum and the Arlington Historical Society are proud to announce the completion of a joint research project and the publication of a new local history volume, Arlington’s Cultural Heights: 1900-1925. Beginning in the 1870s, two distinctive residential neighborhoods developed in the western end of Arlington. These new suburban enclaves, Arlington Heights and Crescent Hill, were marketed as commuter-friendly, with the railroad and later streetcars providing frequent access to Boston. This book describes the original goals of the founders of the two developments and features biographies of over 40 men and women, including Cyrus and Vittoria Dallin, who lived and worked there between 1900 and 1925. It is the story of Arlington’s “Cultural Heights,” a creative, middle-class community shaped by an influential assortment of reformers, educators, writers, artists, craftsmen, musicians, actors, playwrights, and architects.
The book’s co-authors, Doreen Stevens, Aimee Taberner, and Sarah Burks represent the Arlington Historical Society and the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum. The project was funded in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The publication was designed by Bill Coale of Coalescence.
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