The Old State House

The Old State House (HMC9H)

Location: Boston, MA 02109 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.526', W 71° 3.436'

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" . . . there the child Independence was born."

Built in 1713, the Old State House was the seat of government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. In this building the Royal Governors, the Colonial Courts, and the Provincial Assembly met before the Revolution, and here the government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts continued after independence. In the Council Chamber James Otis argued forcefully and eloquently against the Writs of Assistance in 1761. In Representatives Hall John Hancock and Samuel Adams denounced the right of taxation by Parliament. Though no longer extant, the world's first gallery from which the public could watch their government in action was build as the result of a motion by James Otis and Samuel Adams in 1766. On July 18, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was read for the first time to the citizens of Boston from the eastern balcony.
HM NumberHMC9H
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330579 N 4691660
Decimal Degrees42.35876667, -71.05726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.526', W 71° 3.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 31.56" N, 71° 3' 26.16" W
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Area Code(s)617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15-17 State St, Boston MA 02109, US
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