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

North Square

 
 
North Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, September 24, 2011
1. North Square Marker
North Square, in Boston's North End, is now subdivided into Rachel Revere Park (where this marker is) and the adjacent North Square Park.
Inscription.  
Here in North Square
Lived Paul Revere and his wife
Rachel Revere for whom this overlook is named
* * * * * * * 
Here lived Major Pitcairn
of the soldiery
occupying Boston in 1775
Governor Thomas Hutchinson
Sir Harry Frankland
William Clark

The alarm that British troops
were marching to Concord
to seize Patriot stores
was given by Paul Revere

Many men of North Square
and its neighborhood
joined the Boston Tea Party
at Griffin’s Wharf
and threw the tea overboard

This public open space built
and this tablet erected
by the Boston Park Commission

 
Erected 1946 by Hon. James M. Curley, Mayor of Boston; William P. Long, Chairman, Park Commission; Theodore G. Haffenreffer, Frank R. Kelly, Park Commissioners.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 42° 21.813′ N, 71° 3.206′ W. Marker is in
North Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2021
2. North Square Marker
The marker has unfortunately been vandalized.
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Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of North Square and North Street, on the right when traveling north on North Square. Marker is in Rachael Revere Square in Boston’s North End. 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. The Paul Revere House (a few steps from this marker); North Square Houses, 1715 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Paul Revere House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Paul Revere House (within shouting distance of this marker); Moses Pierce-Hichborn House (within shouting distance of this marker); Garden Court Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansion of Gov. Hutchinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacco and Vanzetti Defense Committee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  1814 map of North Square area. Some of the street names have changed. For example, what was then Middle Street is today’s Hanover Street. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 
 
View of Rachel Revere Park image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, September 24, 2011
3. View of Rachel Revere Park
The marker is on the brick wall at right. Across the street is the historic Paul Revere House.
North Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2021
4. North Square Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.   4. submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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