Historic Markers: West Roxbury

Theodore Parker Church - Centre and Corey Sts.*

The Theodore Parker Church features seven stained glass windows made by the Tiffany Studios between 1894 and 1927. The original church, designed in 1890 by A.W. Longfellow, is now a parish hall. Henry Seaver designed the current church in 1900. Theodore Parker (1810-1860), an advocate of progressive religious ideas, abolitionism and women's suffrage, was minister of this Unitarian congregation from 1837 to 1846.

Westerly Burying Ground - Centre St. at Lagrange St.

Westerly Burying Ground was established in 1683 to permit local burial of residents of Jamaica Plain and the western end of Roxbury. The oldest gravestone, from 1691, commemorates James and Merriam Draper, members of a prominent West Roxbury family. Headstones provide an historic record of three centuries of West Roxbury residents and also illustrate the skills of local stone carvers.


* Indicates Designated Boston Landmark