Braintree (Images of America) by John A. Dennehy

By John A. Dennehy

First settled in 1634, and integrated in 1640, the city of Braintree has an extended and wonderful heritage. �Old Braintree,� which initially encompassed what's now Braintree, Quincy, Randolph, and Holbrook, used to be the birthplace of John Adams, John Hancock, John Quincy Adams, and Sylvanus Thayer. essentially a farming group for nearly 3 centuries, Braintree used to be additionally domestic to a couple of water-powered generators and companies, which prospered alongside the banks of the Monatiquot River. With the arriving of the railroad within the mid-19th century, a number of production vegetation have been equipped close to South Braintree sq.. Farming and production have because been changed by way of white-collar companies and retail institutions. considering the fact that global warfare II, Braintree has develop into domestic to a bigger and more and more varied residential and enterprise inhabitants, due partially to its proximity to Boston and 3 significant highways. Braintree offers photos from the data of the Braintree historic Society and comprises many formerly unpublished photographs.

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