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Near this site
was the first house in Boston of
Born 1588 - Died 1649
Governor of Massachusetts
for twelve years
First elected October 20, 1629
Brought the charter from
England June 12, 1630
For more than 30 years the tallest building on the Boston skyline, the Custom House is a tangible reminder of the importance of the sea in the city's economy and history.
Here duties were collected and maritime business conducted as Boston clipp…
Preachers ? John Wilson ? John Eliot ? John CottonUsed before 1640 for town meetings and forsessions of the General Court of the Colony.
On March 5, 1770, in the street before you, nine British soldiers were confronted by an angry mob."The soldiers did fire without orders and killed five of his Majesty's good subjects...How fatal are the effects of posting a standing army among a f…
The Site of the Bunch of Grapes Tavern Here on 30th of July 1733was instituted under charter from the Grand Lodge of EnglandThe first regularly constituted lodgeof Free and Accepted Masons in AmericaNow St. John's Lodge of Boston
Here in 1786 …
Originally a meeting hall for the Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Exchange was built on land donated by streetcar magnate Henry M. Whitney and completed in 1892. Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge designed the tiered arches and rock-faced masonry which e…
On January 15, 1919, a molasses tank at 529 Commercial Street exploded under pressure, killing 21 people. A 40-foot wave of molasses buckled the elevated railroad tracks, crushed buildings and inundated the neighborhood. Structural defects in the …
This courtyard is the site of the Barnard House, built at the same time as the Revere House as part of a row of three similar wooden dwellings. The three houses were built after the great fire of November, 1676, had ravaged the neighborhood. Purit…
Neighborhood of Revolution "Paul Revere . . . started on a ride which, in a way has never ended." - Esther Forbes, author of the classic study, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In
In the course of just two pivotal days - April 18 and 19, 1775…
Samuel Adams1722 - 1803A patriotHe organized the Revolutionand signed theDeclaration of Independence.
Right Side of Monument:A StatesmanIncorruptible and Fearless
Left Side of Monument:GovernorA true leader of the people.
Back of Monument…