Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Park Street Church
On July 4, 1829, William Lloyd Garrison delivered his first anti-slavery speech here and so launched his emancipation campaign with the words: “Since the cause of emancipation must progress heavily, and must meet with much unhallowed opposition – why delay the work?”
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 42° 21.398′ N, 71° 3.719′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Tremont Street and Park Street, on the right when traveling south on Tremont 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. Boston Common (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Boston Common (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Boston Common Power System of Boston’s Rapid Transit (within shouting distance of 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Also see . . .
1. Park Street Church. 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. Park Street Church -. Park Street Church became known for supporting Abolitionist causes where, on July 4, 1829, a young William Lloyd Garrison delivered his first major public speech against slavery....
A CAPELLA "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" was sung on the steps of Park Street Church for the first time on July 4, 1831.
AN INCENDIARY THEORY The Park Street Church site was formerly called "Brimstone Corner." It may have gotten the nickname during the War of 1812 when the Congregationalists stored brimstone (a component of gunpowder) in the basement. Or perhaps it’s because old-school Congregationalist ministers preached (Submitted on August 29, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on August 29, 2015.