Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The primary purpose of this building, the property of the American Congregational Association is to provide housing for Congregational Societies and other religious and charitable organizations: it is the fifth home of the Congregational Library. The building was dedicated on December 21, 1898 to the lasting ideals lived by those first Congregationalists to settle on American shores.
The carvings above represent four of those ideals:
Rule under law by consent of the governed
The signing of the Mayflower Compact, 1620
Worship according to conscience
The first sabbath on Clark’s Island, 1620
Education for leadership
Act of the General Court of Massachusetts appropriating funds for a “schoole or colledge,” Harvard, 1636
The Apostle Eliot preaching among the Indians.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is December 21, 1898.
Location. 42° 21.479′ N, 71° 3.743′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester Harding House (a few steps from this marker); Boston Athenaeum (a few steps from this marker); Mary Dyer (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Craftsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventeenth Century Burials (within shouting distance of this marker); General Joseph Hooker (within shouting distance of this marker); Beacon Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrival of the Frigate Arbella (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
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