Standing in a Swamp, 1775

Story #23: On this spot in 1775 you would be standing in a swamp.

The India Street neighborhood is now at the center of town, but we wanted to peel back architectural layers to enable people to imagine this location’s past. At one point, cattle grazed up the hill from India Street. At one point the section of the neighborhood located bellow the cemetery was a swamp. We used archival maps to track the shifts in the landscape underneath India Street’s now paved streets.