Agricultural Hall

An Urban Agriculture Supply & Resource Center

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Agricultural Hall?

In 1818, the Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture built the original Agricultural Hall on Dighton Street in Brighton.  It served as the hub of the Brighton Fair and Cattle Show, one of the earliest and largest such fairs in the country.  In 1829, "a 17-pound turnip, a 19-pound radish, and a bough on which pears hung like a cluster of grapes were among the outstanding exhibits of that year."  In 1844 the building was moved to its present location at the corner of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street.

Dr. William P. Marchione & 

The Bostonian Society

Brighton Allston Historical Society

Agricultural Hall

245 Amory Street

Jamaica Plain, MA  02130

617-388-7378  /  e-mail Ag Hall

Sat.&Sun., 10:00am-2:30pm & by appt.

The Trustees is holding an 

'Agricultural Exposition,' October 16th, 

next to Hailey House in Dudley Square, and they've asked 

Agricultural Hall to join them.  

Much of the format will be similar (games, demonstrations, contests,...), and the judging table will likely be back again.

Lots of help will be needed to make this year's fair bigger and better.  Call me if you can help.  Additional details to follow.