Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
A Designated Boston Landmark
Known as America’s “Cradle of Liberty” Faneuil Hall was a central location for organized protests against British tyranny prior to the American Revolution. Given to Boston in 1742 by Peter Faneuil and designed by the painter John Smibert, it was enlarged by Charles Bulfinch in 1805. The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company has been headquartered on the top floor since 1746.
Following English custom, a public meeting hall still sits atop a marketplace. Shem Drowne’s grasshopper weathervane is derived from London’s Royal Exchange.
Faneuil Hall 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
Erected by The Boston Landmarks Commission and The Bostonian Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
Location. 42° 21.596′ N, 71° 3.386′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and North Street, on the right when traveling north on Congress Street. 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. The Freedom Trail (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Faneuil Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Magoun Counting-House Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (about 400 feet away); John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site (about 400 feet away); The Boston Massacre (about 400 feet away); The Old State House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Also see . . .
1. Faneuil Hall. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Boston National Historical Park(Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
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