Cabbage Hill History Talk – May 5

(Aerial View of Historic Cabbage Hill Neighborhood)

Due to the popularity of this event, Jim will be sharing his presentation again! Join us on Sunday, May 5 from 4 to 5:30pm in the Parish Hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church (410 St. Joseph St.). Admission is FREE, and parking is available in the lot across the street from the church.

SoWe is hosting a talk by Jim Gerhart (author of “History on the Hill”) about a dynamic era in Cabbage Hill’s history. In an illustrated presentation, Jim will chronicle the growth of Cabbage Hill from a small settlement in the mid-1700s to the bustling working-class neighborhood of 1870-1970.

This 90 minute talk will focus on the people, institutions, businesses, and buildings that helped make Cabbage Hill such a close-knit, self-sufficient neighborhood. Along the way, Jim will discuss how the Hill’s Golden Century was made possible by several growth catalysts, including the establishment of St. Joseph Church, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this spring.

The talk will conclude with a summary of some of the challenges facing the Hill since 1970, and how recent activities are making inroads against some of these challenges.