Community Presentation on Saint Aidan's Catholic Church
Contact: Jim Roberts, 617-566-7937
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, The Brookline Historical Society, and The Campaign to Preserve St. Aidan's invite you to attend a Community Presentation on the Historical, Architectural, and Cultural Significance of St. Aidan's Catholic Church to Brookline's Coolidge Corner Neighborhood. This program will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. at the Coolidge Corner Branch of The Public Library of Brookline, 31 Pleasant St., Brookline. Admission is free and open to all.
Brookline Historical Society President Ken Liss will speak on the general history and development of Brookline and the North Brookline area.National Park Ranger Jim Roberts will discuss the Kennedy family connection to St. Aidan's Catholic Church and the Coolidge Corner neighborhood while residing in Brookline from 1914-1927.And the Campaign to Preserve St. Aidan's' Diana Spiegel will briefly discuss the efforts by the local community to preserve and adaptively reuse St. Aidan's after its closure in the late 1990s.
Did You Know?
In 1914, the Kennedy home was the last house on tree-lined Beals Street. While houses later occupied the fields around the Kennedy’s property, many of the trees that lined Beals Street during Jack Kennedy’s childhood -including the tree in front of the house- have soared to a height of 75 feet.