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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old South Meeting House

 
 
Old South Meeting House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Old South Meeting House Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1964

 
Erected 1964 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.423′ N, 71° 3.512′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Milk Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Corner Bookstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Public Latin School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away); Electric Fire Alarm System 1852 (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Boston's Old City Hall
Old South Meeting House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Old South Meeting House Marker
Marker is located to the left of the entrance to the Old South Meeting House.
(about 400 feet away); The Parker House (about 400 feet away); Public Latin School (about 400 feet away); The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old South Meeting House. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Old South Meeting House. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. "Historic Paul Revere bell finds New Home at Boston's Old South Meeting House"::. There are only 46 (known) Paul Revere bells yet existing. This one is now back in service. (Submitted on June 13, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. "Revere" Bells:. This includes: "Paul Revere Bells" (only 46 are known to yet exist) - made at Paul Revere Foundry before his death --and-- those made at the "Revere & Sons", Boston, Massachusetts. (Submitted on October 15, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old South Meeting House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Old South Meeting House
In the days before the American Revolution, citizens gathered here to challenge British rule. On December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams led an overflow meeting to the Boston Tea Party.
Along the Freedom Trail Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Along the Freedom Trail
The Old South Meeting House is one of the sites found along the route of Boston's Freedom Trail.
Birthplace of Franklin Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Birthplace of Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 6, 1706 in a two-story house across the street from the Old South Meeting House. The house burned down in 1810.
Closeup of Franklin Bust Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
6. Closeup of Franklin Bust
This marker is located at 17 Milk Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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