Written by Anna White
In Southie we are fortunate to have have four Boston Public Elementary Schools. The Condon, the Perkins, the Perry and the Tynan are all here and we probably walk or drive by at least one of them daily. These schools are all named after real people and this summer, here on Caught in Southie, we’ll be examining who these people were. Who knows maybe it’ll help you in bar trivia this summer (seriously if it helps you win, we want a cut!)?!
Our third school this summer, is the Joseph P. Tynan K-5, which in the 2016-2017 school year, was the home to 402 students.
The Tynan, also home to many exciting Southie community meetings, is located on East Fourth St. and was built in 1972. At that point Joseph P. Tynan had been dead for twenty-six years.
Joseph P. Tynan was a South Boston doctor who was born in 1888 and who died in 1946, at age 58. Dr. Tynan practiced medicine in South Boston on East Broadway and he also lived on East Broadway, 801 E. Broadway (across from M. St Park) to be precise.
Dr. Tynan was a fierce advocate for Irish Independence and was active in many Irish causes and societies. His funeral at St. Brigid’s in 1946 attracted over 1200 people, including the Irish Ambassador.
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