JP A to Z: Q is for (Latin) Quarter #AtoZChallenge #JamaicaPlain


Q is for (Latin) Quarter

I’m definitely cheating a bit to get a Q in here.  After all, I could have posted Latin Quarter for L instead of a couple of poets.  And I could’ve posted the poets for P instead of Francis Parkman.  And I could’ve posted Francis Parkman for F instead of the Footlight Club.  And I could’ve posted the Footlight Club as C for community theater or just T for theater.  And so on.

But I’m glad I’m able to include this in the A to Z Challenge as Jamaica Plain is home to Latin American immigrants many of them from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic as well as other parts of Central and South America.  In fact, the teen leaders of the Hyde Square Task Force are working on a campaign to have the area around Hyde Square and Jackson Square officially designated as Boston’s Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter (2)
Tropical-themed signs line Centre Street.
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Centre St is also known as Avenida de las Americas
Latin Quarter (3)
The former Blessed Sacrament church campus has been renovated for mixed-income housing, small businesses, and community space.
Latin Quarter (4)
Headquarters of the Hyde Square Task Force
Map of Boston's Latin Quarter
Map of Boston’s Latin Quarter
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A little bit of Cuba in Jamaica Plain
Hyde Square is not all Latin, it's also a little bit Irish...
Hyde Square is not all Latin, it’s also a little bit Irish…
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…and a little bit Ethiopian…
Latin Quarter (9)
…and a little bit Scottish.
Latin Quarter (10)
The powerful mural of Taino Indians on the back of the former Hi-Lo Supermarket (now Whole Foods because Hyde Square is also a little bit Yuppie)
Latin Quarter (12)
That ends our tour, but I’ll be back soon!

Post for “Q” in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

 

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