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West End Museum
150 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114
If you're interested in exploring the rich history of Boston's West End neighborhood, visit the West End Museum locatedMore just a short walk from the Haymarket and North Station T stops. Founded in 2003, the museum  is dedicated to documenting the history of the West End of Boston especially the immigrant era which dates approximately from 1880 to the redevelopment of the area by the government's urban renewal project in 1958. Step inside and the passionate staff will happily guide you through a tour of fascinating personal photographs, objects and documented oral histories. While there is no official gift shop, t-shirts are available for purchase, along with copies of the book "The Last Tenement: Confronting Community and Urban Renewal in Boston's West End." Admission to the museum is free for all.  
Boston Public Library - West End Branch
151 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

The West End library is a bustling, light-filled branch of the Boston Public Library. While its on-site collection ofMore about 50,000 books makes it one of the smaller locations, it is the third busiest branch in the 27-branch system. But patrons also have access to materials in all Boston Public Library branches, including the 7 million titles stocked at the Central Library in Copley Square. Log online to have the book you're looking for sent to the West End branch or ask a librarian. 

The library has 10 public computers, an impressive DVD collection, free WiFi and a private meeting room. Preschool story time is hosted every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and toddler story time is hosted every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. 

The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library was established in 1894 and moved into its current building on Cambridge Street in 1968. 

Ivy Associates Real Estate
51 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108
Ivy Associates is a real estate firm specializing in residential sales and rentals in the West End and Beacon Hill. TheMore firm's office is located on historic Charles Street. A bulletin board outside the office showcases current listings, and all of Ivy's current properties for sale and rent can be found on its website, including listings exclusive to this real estate firm.
Supreme Nails & Spa
95 N Washington St, Boston, MA 02114

Located a hop and skip from the North and West Ends, Supreme Nails & Spa offers manicures, pedicures, nail color,More gels, wraps, waxing and skin-care treatments such as facials. The interior is spacious and modern, and the salon accepts walk-ins.

 

Dunkin' Donuts
106 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

This Dunkin Donuts location is within easy access from Beacon Hill, the West End and Government Center, and it offersMore breakfast sandwiches, bagels, pastries, donuts, iced and hot coffee and ground or whole-bean fair-trade coffee. A health-conscious DDSmart menu is available, featuring flat-bread sandwiches and low-calorie coffee.

 

Old West Church
131 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

Founded in 1737, the Old West Church sits on the corner of Cambridge and Staniford streets, set back on a leafy,More peaceful lot of land. The current federal-style church was built in 1806.

The church was active for 150 years, even counting Louisa May Alcott among its famous Sunday school pupils. But when the congregation disbanded it escaped demolition and was converted into the West End Library in 1894. The library is now right next door.

Since 1962, it has been a United Methodist Church. Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m., with prayer beginning at 10 a.m. A community prayer is held every Wednesday at noon.

Old West Church also has an impressive organ and the director of music is the former head of the organ department at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Boston Fire Department - Beacon Hill Firehouse
200 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
The Beacon Hill firehouse is home to Engine 4, the third busiest fire truck in Boston. The firehouse on Cambridge StreetMore covers District 3, serving Beacon Hill and the West End. About 60 percent of the district's calls are fire-related emergencies. The Boston Fire Department moved into the Beacon Hill firehouse on Cambridge Street in 1963. The firehouse is open to the public and when they are not out on a call, fire fighters are happy to give residents a peek inside one of the engines. The fire department traces its origins to 1678 when the first municipal fire department was organized in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.