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

Faneuil Hall

A Designated Boston Landmark

 
 
Faneuil Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2021
1. Faneuil Hall Marker
Inscription.  

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.

Additional marker:
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
1963
 
Erected by The Boston Landmarks Commission and The Bostonian Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era
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Notable BuildingsWar, 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. It is in Government Center. 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); Quincy Market (within shouting distance of this marker); James Michael Curley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magoun Counting-House Site (about 300 feet away); The New England Holocaust Memorial (about 300 feet away); Spinosaurus (about 400 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.)
Faneuil Hall Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Faneuil Hall Markers
 

2. Boston National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Faneuil Hill Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Faneuil Hill Markers
Faneuil Hall is one of the sites found along the Freedom Trail in Boston. It is also part of Boston National Historical Park.
Faneuil Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2021
4. Faneuil Hall and Marker
Faneuil Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Faneuil Hall
A statue of Samuel Adams, member of the Sons of Liberty and a Founding Father, stands in front of Faneuil Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,171 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jun. 22, 2024