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Boston Common

 
 
Boston Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Boston Common Marker


Inscription.
In or about
the year of our Lord
One thousand six hundred
thirty and four
the then present inhabitants
of said Town of Boston of whom
the Honble John Winthrop Esqr
Govnr of the Colony was chiefe
did treate and agree with
Mr William Blackstone
for the purchase of his
Estate and rights in any
Lands lying within said
neck of Land called
Boston
after which purchase the
Town laid out a plan for
a trayning field which ever
since and now is used for
that purpose and for
the feeding of cattell.

The deposition of John Odlin and others concerning
the sale of Blackstone land known as Boston Commons.

 
Location. 42° 21.395′ N, 71° 3.735′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Tremont Street and Park Street, on the left when traveling north on Tremont Street. Click for map. Marker is located near the Park Street Metro Station. 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. A different marker also named Boston Common (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Boston Common (a few steps from this marker); Park Street Church
Boston Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
2. Boston Common Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Power System of Bostonís Rapid Transit (a few steps from this marker); Tragic Events (within shouting distance of this marker); James Otis (within shouting distance of this marker); Huguenots, Women, and Tories (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Revere Buried in this Ground (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Boston Common. City of Boston.gov website. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Places
 
Boston Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
3. Boston Common Marker
Marker on the Boston Common image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Marker on the Boston Common
The red line of Boston's Freedom Trail can be seen passing the marker. The Freedom Trail begins at Boston Common.
Boston Common - Founded 1634 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Boston Common - Founded 1634
This land once fed grazing cattle and was the camping ground for British soldiers during the occupation of Boston. It is the oldest public park in the United States.
Massachusetts State House<br>seen from Boston Common image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
6. Massachusetts State House
seen from Boston Common
The "New" State House, located on Beacon Street and built between 1795 and 1798, was designed by Charles Bulfinch.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   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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