Louis Prang / by Jason Turgeon

Louis Prang, whose name lives on in the Prang House on the corner of Centre and Gardner, was one of the celebrities of our neighborhood in its industrial heyday.  I’d been meaning to write a full post on Prang and his printing company, but Mark over at And This Is Good Old Boston beat me to it.  

The short version: Mr. Prang published the first Christmas card in the US right here in our neighborhood, and lived in his luxurious estate right behind the factory.  Go read the full version at this link, and if I can find more info to add to it I’ll update this later.