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

Old South Meeting House

 
 
Old South Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Old South Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  
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

1964

 
Erected 1964 by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 42° 21.423′ N, 71° 3.512′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Milk Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington 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 Old Corner Bookstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Public Latin School (about 400 feet away, measured
Old South Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Old South Meeting House Marker
Marker is located to the left of the entrance to the Old South Meeting House.
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in a direct line); Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away); Electric Fire Alarm System 1852 (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Boston's Old City Hall (about 400 feet away); The Parker House (about 400 feet away); Public Latin School (about 400 feet away); The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old South Meeting House. 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. Old South Meeting House. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Old South Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Old South Meeting House
In the days before the American Revolution, citizens gathered here to challenge British rule. On December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams led an overflow meeting to the Boston Tea Party.
Along the Freedom Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Along the Freedom Trail
The Old South Meeting House is one of the sites found along the route of Boston's Freedom Trail.
Birthplace of Franklin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Birthplace of Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 6, 1706 in a two-story house across the street from the Old South Meeting House. The house burned down in 1810.
Closeup of Franklin Bust image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
6. Closeup of Franklin Bust
This marker is located at 17 Milk Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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