North End in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Paul Revere Mall
George Robert White Fund
bequeathed to the City of Boston
for creating works of public utility and beauty
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Dedicated to the enjoyment of the community and to the memory of those men and women of the North End who helped to make Boston the pride of later generations.
The site of this mall was once the pasture of Christopher Stanley, who died in 1646 leaving a parcel of land for the maintenance of the “Free School” and thus became the first private benefactor of Public Education in Boston.
On the neighboring Sheafe Streer lived
Samuel Francis Smith 1808 – 18895
Author of “America”
“My Country ‘tis of thee
Sweet land of Liberty,
Of thee I sing,
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrims’ pride,
From every Mountain Side
Let Freedom Ring.”
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 42° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Revere & William Dawes (here, next to this marker); John Winthrop / Nicholas Upsall / Cotton Mather / John Hull (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Stephen's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salutation Tavern / The Green Dragon Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Revere (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrolman Andrew B. Cuneo (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher A. Iannella (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir William Phips / Joseph Warren / John Manley / Edmund Hartt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
More about this marker. The marker features a map of Boston’s North End with the caption “This map reproduces a portion of Capt. Bonner’s map of the Town of Boston 1722 and includes The Old North End. Middle and North Streets became Hanover Street. Ship Street became North Street. The site of the Paul Revere Mall, built 1934, is indicated on the map as a star.”
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,502 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.