Saturday, October 07, 2006

Boston Sites

This photo above is The State Capitol Boston Ma
I thought I would show a little of Boston along with some of its history for all who would be interested.
The building below is Faneuil Hall and was given to the city by Peter Faneuil in 1742.It burned down in 1761, and was rebuilt again in 1763 and then enlarged in1805. The upper story was used as a meeting hall for the many gatherings during the Revolutionary movement.
It is where colonists first protested the Sugar Act in 1764 and established the doctrine of "no taxation without representation." Firebrand Samuel Adams rallied the citizens of Boston to the cause of independence from Great Britain in the hallowed Hall, and George Washington toasted the nation there on its first birthday. Through the years, Faneuil Hall has played host to many impassioned speakers, from Oliver Wendall Holmes and Susan B. Anthony to Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy, always living up to its nickname, "The Cradle of Liberty."
Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall was expanded in 1826 to include Quincy Market, and later dubbed for Boston Mayor Josiah Quincy. The market remained a vital business hub throughout the 1800's; but by the mid-1900's, the buildings had fallen into disrepair and stood empty. The once-thriving marketplace was tagged for demolition until a committed group of Bostonians sought to preserve it in the early 1970's. Through the vision of Jim Rouse, architect Benjamin Thompson and Mayor Kevin White, the dilapidated structures were revitalized, thoroughly changing the face of downtown Boston. The 1976 renovation was the first urban renewal project of its kind, one that spawned imitations in this country and abroad. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is still Boston's central meeting place, offering visitors and residents alike an unparalleled urban marketplace.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is actually four great places in one location Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market, all set around a cobblestone promenade where jugglers, magicians and musicians entertain the passers-by. So by all means, stroll, shop, eat, laugh, wander, wonder and explore it all. For a lot more, click on the link I have provided at the top of the page Title Boston Sites. Hope everyone will enjoy.
A look inside Faneuil Hall
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