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By Don Morfe, October 3, 2010
BastIon C Marker
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Boston — Bastion CFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Bastion C is the only bastion retaining its original form and protective outworks. It is one of five arrowhead-shaped corners which were built as the fort’s strongest strategic locations. The bastion form was developed in Italy at the end of the . . . — Map (db m62578) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Boston — Battery Bartlett
Battery Bartlett was built in the 1890's atop the fort's original earthen ravelin (triangular fortification in front of the bastions). A major upgrade to earlier batteries, it protected the Nantasket Roads and the Narrows Channels into Boston and . . . — Map (db m59209) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Boston — Coastal MinesFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Harbor mines and cables fill the pier during the Second World War. Built in 1906, the mine-storage building (background) now houses the visitor’s center. (Inscription below the title) Countering the threat of the submarine, the U.S. military mined . . . — Map (db m62557) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Boston — Defense SystemFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
From this vantage point it is possible to see the principal elements of Ft. Warren’s defense system. These are based on the 17th century, military theories developed by Louis XIV’s chief engineer, Sebastien de Vauban, and were modified to meet 19th . . . — Map (db m62581) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Boston — Enlisted Men
Both Union Soldiers training at Ft. Warren and Confederate prisoners of war were quartered along this side of the fort, often in adjoining rooms. his area also contained a schoolroom, 1900-volume library, and a chapel which was used almost daily by . . . — Map (db m59282) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Boston — Escape!
Despite the prison's island location, a few Civil War prisoners tried to escape-in the end, always unsuccessfully. Among them was Pvt. Charles Sawyer, a Union deserter who widened this narrow musketry "loophole" (opening to the right), supposedly by . . . — Map (db m59283) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — "Old Ironsides" in Dry Dock 1Boston Nat’l Hist Pk — Charlestown Navy Yard
USS Constitution first entered Dry Dock 1 in 1833. Though she was the first ship to test the new dry dock system, the tough oak hull of “Old Ironsides” had already seen several repairs. To rebuild the ship, woodworkers selected . . . — Map (db m71539) HM WM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — A Riot, the Massacre, and the Tea Party
From 1769-1776 Boston was the flashpoint for events leading up to the American Revolution. On February 22, 1770, a crowd gathered around the house and shop of a Tory sympathizer and customs agent, Ebenezer Richardson. When they started pelting the . . . — Map (db m18766) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — African Americans at Copp’s Hill
The first mention of Africans arriving in Boston is in Governor John Winthrop’s diary entry of February 26, 1638, in which he states: “Mr. Peirce, in the Salem Ship, the Desire, returned from the West Indies . . . and brought some . . . — Map (db m21011) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — American Redoubts
Location of the American Redoubts on Dorchester Heights which compelled the evacuation of Boston by the British Army March 17 – 1776. — Map (db m17960) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Arrival of the Frigate Arbella
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — BakeryFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
The rank and financial status of Ft. Warren residents determined the quality of meal they ate. Rations for Union soldiers consisted of fresh beef with potatoes three times a week, salt beef, pork or ham three times a week, and baked beans on Sunday. . . . — Map (db m108118) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Benjamin Franklin
Front of Monument: Born in Boston, 17 January, 1706. Died in Philadelphia, 17 April, 1790. Right Side of Monument: Treaty of Peace and Independence 3 September, 1783 Rear of Monument: Eripuit Colo Tulmen Sceptrumque Tyrannis. Left . . . — Map (db m18506) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Benjamin Franklin1706 - 1790
Printer, Scientist, Philanthropist, Diplomat and Statesman A Man of Towering Eminence As Publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac he provided America in its upbuilding with a practical Philosophy and enriched its common speech with a wealth of . . . — Map (db m101423) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Birthplace of the Telephone
Here on June 2, 1875, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson first transmitted sound over wires. This successful experiment was completed in a fifth floor garret at what was then 109 Court Street and marked the beginning of world-wide . . . — Map (db m49787) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Common
In or about the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred thirty and four the then present inhabitants of said Town of Boston of whom the Honble John Winthrop Esqr Govnr of the Colony was chiefe did treate and agree with Mr William Blackstone for . . . — Map (db m18505) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston CommonFounded 1634
Neighborhood of Revolution “Paul Revere . . . started on a ride which, in a way has never ended.” - Esther Forbes, author of the classic study, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In In the course of just two pivotal days . . . — Map (db m19101) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston CommonFounded 1634
The Common an Historic Overview In 1634, only four years after John Winthrop and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony settled the Shawmut Peninsula and created the town of Boston, these colonists bought a 48-acre tract of land on the . . . — Map (db m19160) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Molasses Flood
On January 15, 1919, a molasses tank at 529 Commercial Street exploded under pressure, killing 21 people. A 40-foot wave of molasses buckled the elevated railroad tracks, crushed buildings and inundated the neighborhood. Structural defects in the . . . — Map (db m40677) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Public Latin School
On this spot stood the First House erected for the use of the Boston Public Latin School. This School has been constantly Maintained since it was Established by the following Vote of the town: At a General meeting upon Public Notice it was agreed . . . — Map (db m18509) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Breed’s Hill
--------------- Site of the Battle of Bunker Hill fought June 17, 1775 --------------- Although orders were issued by the Committee of Safety to seize and fortify Bunker Hill the colonial officers after consultation fortified this hill on June 16, . . . — Map (db m17974) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Bunch of Grapes Tavern
The Site of the Bunch of Grapes Tavern Here on 30th of July 1733 was instituted under charter from the Grand Lodge of England The first regularly constituted lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in America Now St. John's Lodge of Boston . . . — Map (db m57024) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Bunker Hill Monument
“Don’t fire ‘til you see the whites of their eyes.” The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought here on Breed’s Hill, June 17, 1775, was the first major military confrontation of the Revolutionary War. Although the British won the . . . — Map (db m18094) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Captain Robert Keayne
Born in Windsor England 1595 Member of the Honourable Artillery Company of London 1623 Devoted citizen of Boston from 1635 to death in 1656 Liberal contributor for a town library for the maintenance of a free schoolmaster, for introducing pure . . . — Map (db m18514) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Christ ChurchBuilt 1723
The oldest church building in Boston after its spire was blown down in a gale October 1804 the present spire, sixteen feet shorter than the original was erected under the supervision of Charles Bulfinch Its peal of bells the first in America has . . . — Map (db m76585) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Clough House
This graceful home was built around 1712 and managed to survive when all its neighbors--including the house that Ben Franklin owned next door--were torn down. This was the home of one of Boston's "substantial mechanicks," Ebenezer Clough, the . . . — Map (db m76630) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Colonial Craftsmen
Until a few decades before the American Revolution, Boston was the largest port in the British colonies. It thrived on maritime trade, shipbuilding, and the work of hundreds of craftspeople. While the tombs of the rich merchants and politicians ring . . . — Map (db m18795) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Commodore John Barry“Father of the American Navy”
Born in Wexford Ireland 1745 Died in Philadelphia 1803 Received first commission from the Continental Congress to command the Lexington 1775 Sailed from Boston on the Raleigh 1778 Acclaimed in Boston in 1780 for victories on the Alliance Appointed . . . — Map (db m41561) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Confederate POWs
During the War Between the States, 1861-1865 more than a thousand Confederates were imprisoned here of whom thirteen died. D.B. Cartwright CO H 32 N.C. James J. Cooper CO. F 17 N.C. Col. T.J. Davidson 25 Miss A. Diggs citizen, VA Aquila . . . — Map (db m59205) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Connecticut Gate
June 17, 1775 He who brought us over still sustains us. Connecticut American Revolution Bicentennial Commission South Marker: General Israel Putnam of Connecticut helped decide to fortify the Charleston peninsula and with Captain Thomas . . . — Map (db m18654) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Copp’s Hill and the American Revolution
In the 18th century, Copp’s Hill was higher than it stands today. On April 23, 1775, just a few days after the battles of Lexington and Concord, British Admiral Samuel Graves received General Gage’s permission to construct a redoubt on Copp’s Hill . . . — Map (db m18867) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Copp’s Hill Burying GroundFreedom Trail
Stroll round among the graves . . . lean on the free stone slab which lies over the bones of the Mathers . . . read the epitaph of stout William Clark, ‘Despiser of Sorry Persons and little Action’ . . . stand by the stone grave of sturdy Daniel . . . — Map (db m18073) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Copp's Hill Burying Ground
In the 1630s, the northern-most slope of the Shawmut Peninsula (or Boston) was a prominent landmark. Settlers soon discovered its strategic overlook of the Harbor and of the Charles River to the west and found the steep hillock well-protected from . . . — Map (db m12218) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dorchester HeightsMarch 1776
As the final act of an eleven month siege, the Continental Army occupied these heights and forced the evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1788 – General George Washington’s first victory in the American Revolution. — Map (db m17959) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dorchester HeightsNational Historic Site
These heights, commanding the harbor and town of Boston on the south, were seized and fortified by troops of the Continental Army and local militia under General John Thomas on the night of March 4, 1776. By this arduous night’s labor, and further . . . — Map (db m17961) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dorchester Heights • Thomas Park
Backed by cannons hauled from Fort Ticonderoga in New York, Patriot soldiers fortified these heights in March 1776, forcing the evacuation of British troops from Boston. — Map (db m30385) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dry Dock 1Boston Nat’l Hist Pk — Charlestown Navy Yard
This stone and metal structure is Dry Dock 1, completed in 1833. As one of America’s first two granite dry docks, Dry Dock 1 made the repair of large naval ships faster, easier, and safer. Returning warships to sea duty in less time was a crucial . . . — Map (db m37697) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Ebenezer Hancock HouseA Designated Boston Landmark
The Ebenezer Hancock House, built in 1767, is the only remaining house in Boston associated with John Hancock. He owned the house but it was lived in by his brother Ebenezer, who was Deputy Paymaster General of the Continental Army. This is one of . . . — Map (db m18092) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Electric Fire Alarm System 1852
On April 28, 1852, in Johnson Hall formerly on this site, the first municipal electric fire alarm system using call boxes with automatic signaling to indicate the location of a fire was placed into service. Invented by William Channing and Moses . . . — Map (db m76634) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Emerson Majestic Theatre
The Emerson Majestic Theatre is the only Boston building designed by nationally prominent architect John Galen Howard. Completed in 1903 for merchant an music patron Eben Jordan, it has been used for movies, opera and musical theater. Its monumental . . . — Map (db m56630) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Family Memorials
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston in 1707, son of Josiah Franklin (1657-1745), tallow chandler, and his second wife, Abiah (Folger) (1667-1752). After his parent’s deaths, Franklin created a modest memorial to them with an inscription . . . — Map (db m18780) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Faneuil HallA Designated Boston Landmark
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 . . . — Map (db m18067) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Faneuil Hall
This is Faneuil Hall the Cradle of Liberty built and given to the town of Boston by Peter Faneuil ***** 1742 ***** Still used by a free people 1930 — Map (db m18088) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Fenway Park
Fenway Park opened in 1912, then the largest ballpark in the major leagues. Home of the Boston Red Sox, it is the nation's oldest operating major league baseball venue, and a rare survivor of the "Golden Age" of baseball parks (1909-1923). Now the . . . — Map (db m56691) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Flour and Grain Exchange
Originally a meeting hall for the Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Exchange was built on land donated by streetcar magnate Henry M. Whitney and completed in 1892. Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge designed the tiered arches and rock-faced masonry which . . . — Map (db m56478) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Fort Warren
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 — Map (db m108117) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — From Colonial Burying Ground to Victorian Park
When Copp’s Hill was first established as the “North Burying Ground,” it was just below the summit of one of Boston’s highest hills. Looking north over the colonial wharves one could see the towns of Charleston and Chelsea and the . . . — Map (db m18901) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Garden Court StreetNorth End
This street was long noted for its gardens and governors. At No. 4, opposite the site of Governor Hutchinson’s mansion, lived one of Boston’s “Irish governors,” John J. (“Honey Fitz”) Fitzgerald, ward boss, congressman and . . . — Map (db m18072) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Gate One, Charlestown Navy YardWorld War II — Boston National Historical Park
The Charlestown Navy Yard served the nation for 174 years as a base of the building, outfitting, repair, and modernization of ships. During World War II, the yard’s busiest years, almost 50,000 men and women worked here, around the clock, seven days . . . — Map (db m62586) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — MA-28 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
At this place the cannon brought by General Henry Knox from Fort Ticonderoga to deliver to General George Washington in the winter of 1775 – 1776 were used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the Commonwealth of . . . — Map (db m17958) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Granary Burying Ground1660
Within this ground are buried John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Robert Treat Paine, signers of the Declaration of Independence; Governors Richard Bellingham, William Dummer, James Bowdoin, Increase Sumner, James Sullivan and Christopher Gore; Lieut. . . . — Map (db m18711) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Gravestone Art: Skulls, Wings, and Other Symbols
Most of the gravestones in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground are upright stone markers placed before 1825. The quality and complexity of the carving depended on the skill of the carver and the budget of the person buying the memorial. The majority of the . . . — Map (db m18934) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Gravestone Carving
In early Boston when someone died, their family or friends indicated their burial site with a marker for remembrance. Often the deceased had already ordered their gravestone before their death. Gravestones were carved by masons, stonecutters, . . . — Map (db m18783) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Green Dragon TavernBoston
Near this spot the Green Dragon Tavern The secret meeting place of the Sons of Liberty and in the words of Webster the Headquarters of the Revolution To mark a site forever memorable as The birthplace of American Freedom This Tavern is . . . — Map (db m18091) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Huguenots, Women, and Tories
In the 17th century, religious persecution led to the immigration of large numbers of French Protestants (known as Huguenots) to Massachusetts. Gravestones of the Cazneau, Johonnat, Revere, and Sigourney families can be found throughout . . . — Map (db m18776) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — In Commemoration
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — James Otis
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Boyle O'Reilly
John Boyle O'Reilly 1844-1890 Poet Patriot Orator — Map (db m56628) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Greenwood / Ann Pollard / Harriot Keziah Hunt / Charlotte Saunders Cushman
John Greenwood 1729 - 1792 Painter of Portraits and Mezzotint Engraver of a family long known in the North End as builders of ships. A nephew of Isaac Greenwood, first Hollis Professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Harvard College. . . . — Map (db m76589) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Hancock Residence
Here stood the residence of John Hancock: A prominent and patriotic merchant of Boston, the first signer of the Declaration of American Independence, and first governor of Massachusetts under the State Constitution. Erected 1737. Removed 1863. — Map (db m55597) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Quincy Adams
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Tileston / To Those Men of the North End
John Tileston 1735 - 1826 Active patriot during the Revolution. Beloved master for more than seventy years of the North Writing School, now the Eliot School and teacher of many famous Bostonians. He lived and died on Margaret Street.

To Those . . . — Map (db m76592) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Winthrop / Nicholas Upsall / Cotton Mather / John Hull
John Winthrop 1588 - 1649 In the early autumn of 1630, Winthrop and his company landed at the foot of Prince Street from Charleston. Thus was begun the settlement of Boston. The spirit of Winthrop is forever a challenge to America: "To avoid . . . — Map (db m76619) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Josiah and Abiah Franklin
Josiah Franklin and Abiah his wife lie here interred. They lived lovingly together in wedlock fifty-five years, and without an estate, or any gainful employment, by constant labor and honest industry, maintained a large family comfortably, and . . . — Map (db m19280) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — King’s Chapel
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — King’s Chapel Burial Ground1630
Left Marker: Here were buried Governors of Massachusetts John Winthrop 1649, John Endicott 1665, John Leverett 1679, William Shirley 1771, Lieut. Governors of Massachusetts William Phillips 1827, Thomas Lindall Winthrop 1841; Governors of . . . — Map (db m18713) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — King's Chapel and Beyond
Around 1750, the present, stone version of King's Chapel replaced the wooden structure of 1688. King James II had ordered the wooden chapel built. It was the first Anglican church in Boston, erected on the old burying ground over strong Puritan . . . — Map (db m76637) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Life and Death in Colonial Boston
Along the second row parallel to the front path are the stones of the three “Rebeccas”: Rebecca (Baker) Gerrish (d. 1743), Rebecca Smith Sanders (d. 1745/6), and Rebecca (Smith) Alexander Deal Sprague (ca. 1704-1746), who were . . . — Map (db m18984) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Mansion of Gov. Hutchinson
Here stood the mansion of Governor Thomas Hutchinson built about 1687 • This tablet placed by the City of Boston 1930 — Map (db m18071) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Mary DyerQuaker
Witness for religious freedom. Hanged on Boston Common - 1660. "My life not availeth me in comparison to the liberty of the truth." Erected by the Art Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the legacy of Zenas Ellis of Fair . . . — Map (db m20925) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Massachusetts Gate
Colonel William Prescott of Massachusetts led the colonial forces on Breed’s Hill. His commanding figure and strong will inspired the farmer soldiers to the greatness of the day. Dr. Joseph Warren, commissioned a Major General, elected to serve . . . — Map (db m18651) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
[On the front of the monument, part of the relief itself]: Omnia Relinqvit / Servare Rempvblicam [Underneath the relief]: Robert Gould Shaw Colonel of the Fifty Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry born in Boston 10 . . . — Map (db m20209) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Men of the Boston Naval Shipyard
Dedicated to the Men of the Boston Naval Shipyard who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of their country in all wars 1800 – 1950 “For what avail the plough or sail Or land or life, if freedom fail?” Presented by employees . . . — Map (db m37700) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Monument to Ether
To commemorate the discovery that the inhaling of ether causes insensibility to pain. First proved to the world at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston October. A.D MDCCCXLVI This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts . . . — Map (db m86191) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Moses Pierce-Hichborn House
Moses Pierce-Hichborn House 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 . . . — Map (db m18069) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — New England Courant
Here in 1719 stood the printing office of James Franklin publisher of the New England Courant. Here served as an apprentice his brother Benjamin Franklin Here 1769 to 1776 Edes and Gill published the Boston Gazette — Map (db m56692) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — New Fenway Park
New Fenway Park Built 1912 Reconstructed 1934 Boston American League Baseball Company Thomas A. Yawkey President — Map (db m56690) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — New Hampshire Gate
June 17, 1775 Strength United is Stronger New Hampshire American Revolution Bicentennial Commission East Marker: Colonel John Stark commanded 900 New Hampshire men at the rail fence and at the stone wall on the Mystic River shore against the . . . — Map (db m39598) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — North Church Lanterns
The Signal Lanterns of Paul Revere displayed in the steeple of this church April 18 1775 warned the country of the march of the British troops to Lexington and Concord. — Map (db m6424) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — North Sea Mine Force Memorial — U. S. Navy, World War I
A type of the 56,571 mines laid and swept in the mine barrier placed in the North Sea by the United States Navy during the World War, 1917-1919, the greatest achievement of its nature recorded in all naval history and placed here as a tribute to . . . — Map (db m37582) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — North Square
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 . . . — Map (db m47631) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — North Square Houses, 1715
This courtyard is the site of the Barnard House, built at the same time as the Revere House as part of a row of three similar wooden dwellings. The three houses were built after the great fire of November, 1676, had ravaged the neighborhood. . . . — Map (db m19273) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — North-East Corner of the Redoubt
North-East Corner of the Redoubt thrown up on the night of the sixteenth of June 1775 — Map (db m18656) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Old South Meeting House
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 . . . — Map (db m18087) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Omni Hotels: The Parker House
1630-1673 Zacheus Bosworth, Captain Thomas Clarke and Lieutenant Richard Cooke dwelt here on School House Lane 1704 John Mico built a mansion on this site which was occupied in turn by Colonel Jacob Wendall, Governor Moses Gill and . . . — Map (db m21664) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — On these Heights
On these heights, during the night of March 4, 1776, the American troops besieging Boston built two redoubts which made the harbor and town untenable by the British fleet and garrison. On March 17, the British fleet, carrying 11,000 effective men . . . — Map (db m18515) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — On This Site Stood the Home of John Singleton Copley
On This Site Stood the Home of John Singleton Copley Distinguished Historical and Portrait Painter Born in Boston 1737 Died in London 1815 — Map (db m81965) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Parade GroundFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
From the beginning, Fort Warren’s heart was the six-acre parade ground. When the Civil War broke out soon after the fort was completed, the area was still covered in construction debris. Newly enlisted Massachusetts regiments cleaned it up as they . . . — Map (db m108116) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Park Street ChurchFreedom Trail
The English architect Peter Banner designed Park Street Church. It was built in 1809 on the site of the old Granary for which the adjoining burying ground, much older than the church, was named. On July 4, 1829, William Lloyd Garrison delivered his . . . — Map (db m18081) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Paul Revere
At this site Paul Revere landed on the night of April 18, 1775 to begin his midnight ride Dedicated by The Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution April 1999 — Map (db m17971) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Paul Revere & William Dawes
Paul Revere 1735 – 1818 Patriot, Master Craftsman Good Citizen Lanterns hung in the “North Church Steeple” gave the signal to spread the Alarm that the British were advancing, April 18, 1775, to capture the military stores in . . . — Map (db m19274) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Paul Revere Buried in this Ground
This tablet as a memorial to Paul Revere is erected by the Paul Revere Memorial Association to commemorate the opening to the public on April 19, 1908 of his old house at No. 19 North Square in this city. May the youth of today when they visit this . . . — Map (db m18709) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Paul Revere House
Paul Revere House 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 . . . — Map (db m18068) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Paul Revere House
“Messenger of the Revolution” “Patriot Engraver” “Pioneer Industrialist” These are among history’s labels for Paul Revere, who occupied this small frame house on North Square from 1770 to 1800. Built . . . — Map (db m21543) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Paul Revere Mall
Established 1933 from the income of the George Robert White Fund bequeathed to the City of Boston for creating works of public utility and beauty * * * * * Dedicated to the enjoyment of the community and to the memory of those men and women of . . . — Map (db m19275) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Paul Revere’s LandingBoston National Historical Park — Charleston Navy Yard
On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere set out to warn of the march of British troops on Lexington and Concord. He departed Boston by water, was rowed to Charleston, and landed near here. Walking the short distance into town, Revere borrowed a . . . — Map (db m17972) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Pilgrims and Patriots
When the Puritans landed in Boston in 1630, the Separatist settlement at Plymouth Colony was ten years old. Puritans and Separatists were two Protestant sects that developed in the late 16th century in England. Puritans were critical of, but . . . — Map (db m19003) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Poe Returning to BostonStefanie Rocknak, Sculptor
For my little son Edgar, who should ever love Boston, the place of his birth, and where his mother found her best and most sympathetic friends.     The inscription on a watercolor of Boston Harbor painted by Eliza Poe Although . . . — Map (db m108768) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Political PrisonersFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Among the notable political prisoners confined in these rooms were James Murray Mason and John Slidell, two Confederate envoys to Great Britain. Their arrest on board the British steamer Trent provoked an international incident and nearly brought . . . — Map (db m108115) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Powder Magazine
There were nine magazines within the fort's bastions and fronts during the Civil War, all of the located at the parade ground level. They were lined with wood to prevent a soldier's gun or belt buckle from striking against the granite walls and . . . — Map (db m108114) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Power System of Boston’s Rapid Transit
IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing Power System of Boston’s Rapid Transit, 1889 Boston was the first city to build electric traction for a large-scale rapid transit system. The engineering challenge to design and construct . . . — Map (db m49783) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Public Latin School1635 – 1935
On this site stood the Public Latin School 1748 – 1844 Directly opposite stood the first and the second school building occupied by this school 1645 – 1748 This tablet placed here on the 300th anniversary April 23 1935 by the City of . . . — Map (db m18511) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial
Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow, U.S. Navy, Born in Wilmington N.C. November 19, 1911, Died in Boston Mass. Sept 29, 1873. He conducted the memorable sea fight in command of USS Kearsarge when she sunk the Alabama in the English Channel June 19. . . . — Map (db m62532) WM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Robert McCloskey
This sculpture has been placed here as a tribute to Robert McCloskey whose story Make Way for Ducklings' has made the Boston Public Garden familiar to children throughout the world 1987 — Map (db m76654) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Samuel Adams
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams 1722 – 1803 A patriot He organized the Revolution and signed the Declaration of Independence. Right Side of Monument: A Statesman Incorruptible and Fearless Left Side of Monument: Governor A true leader of the people. . . . — Map (db m19013) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Samuel Tucker / Increase Mather / Edward Holyoke / Edward Everett / Christian Gullager
Samuel Tucker 1747 - 1833 High on the roll of the valiant fighting men of the Old Navy, he captured sixty-two enemy vessels, more than six hundred cannon, and three thousand prisoners. A pride to the North End, he lived on Fleet . . . — Map (db m76590) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Seventeenth Century Burials
Around you are some of the earliest burials at Granary Burial Ground. “The Oldest Stone” dated 1667 marked the burial of John Wakefield (ca. 1615-1667). Apparently a frugal relative 36 years later had the back of the stone carved for . . . — Map (db m18807) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Seventeenth Century Copp’s Hill
The Kennebec Raid Captain Thomas Lake (1615-1676) (C-143) was born in Tetney, County Lincoln, England in 1615 and settled in Boston in the 1650s. He and his partner, Thomas Clarke, set up trading posts in Maine, including one at Arrowsic Island . . . — Map (db m18899) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Signal Lanterns of Paul Revere
The Signal Lanterns of Paul Revere displayed in the steeple of this church April 18, 1775 warned the country of the march of the British troops to Lexington and Concord. — Map (db m18065) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Sir William Phips / Joseph Warren / John Manley / Edmund Hartt
Sir William Phips 1651 - 1695 First Royal Governor of Massachusetts under the Charter of 1691. One of twenty-six brothers and sisters. A poor boy apprenticed to a ship's carpenter in the North End. In 1687 he recovered from a Spanish galleon . . . — Map (db m76593) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Site of the First Meeting House in Boston Built A.D. 1632
Preachers • John Wilson • John Eliot • John Cotton Used before 1640 for town meetings and for sessions of the General Court of the Colony. — Map (db m76633) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Soldiers and Sailors Monument — Boston Common
To the men of Boston who died for their country on land and sea in the War which kept the Union whole, destroyed slavery and maintained the Constitution. The grateful City has built this Monument that their example may speak to coming generations. . . . — Map (db m37560) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — South Station
This 1898 headhouse was designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, the successor of firm to H.H. Richardson, as the earliest and last remaining example of classical revival style of railway architecture in Boston. Originally known as South Union . . . — Map (db m56253) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — South-East Corner of the Redoubt
South-East Corner of the Redoubt Thrown up on the Night of the Sixteenth of June 1775 — Map (db m21412) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — St. Stephen's ChurchNew North Meeting House — Richard Cardinal Cushing - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
[Panel 1] St. Stephen's Church The North End’s changing ethnic and religious groups always had a good friend in St. Stephen’s Church. Originally called “New North” (to distinguish it from nearby “Old North”), it was . . . — Map (db m37181) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — St. Stephen's Church
The first building on this site was The New North Meeting House erected in 1714 and enlarged in 1730

At the request of General Washington, March 28, 1776 immediately following the evacuation of Boston by the British The Reverend Andrew Eliot, then . . . — Map (db m76622) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Ted WilliamsBoston Red Sox — 9
The greatest hitter who ever lived, an American patriot, and a pioneer in the development of the Jimmy Fund, Ted Williams will forever be one of the great heroes in the history of baseball, Boston, and America. He amassed 521 home runs despite . . . — Map (db m56688) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of Bunker Hill 17 June 1775 This tablet marks the point where the British reinforcements landed — Map (db m21413) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Boston Massacre
On March 5, 1770, in the street before you, nine British soldiers were confronted by an angry mob.

"The soldiers did fire without orders and killed five of his Majesty's good subjects...How fatal are the effects of posting a standing army among a . . . — Map (db m76632) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Breastwork
The Breastwork thrown up on the morning of the seventeenth of June 1775 extended northerly three hundred feet — Map (db m18658) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Cocoanut Grove
Erected by Bay Village Neighborhood Association 1993 In memory of the more than 490 people who died as a result of the Cocoanut Grove fire on November 28 1942 As a result of this terrible tragedy major changes were made in . . . — Map (db m40673) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The First Governor
Buried in the Winthrop family tomb are 11 members of the Winthrop family. Puritan leader John Winthrop the Elder (1588-1649) was the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the founder of Boston. In 1629 he was elected governor by the . . . — Map (db m18999) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Freedom Trail
Neighborhood of Revolution “Paul Revere . . . started on a ride which, in a way has never ended.” - Esther Forbes, author of the classic study, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In In the course of just two pivotal days . . . — Map (db m19151) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Goal
Bobby Orr's Famous Stanley Cup winning goal May 10, 1970 Boston Garden Boston Bruins sweep St. Louis Blues with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 4 — Map (db m56693) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Hull Mint
Near this site stood first mint in the British colonies of North America. Prior to 1652, the Massachusetts financial system was based on bartering and foreign coinage. The scarcity of coin currency was a problem for the growth of the New England . . . — Map (db m56640) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant
Located against the back fence of the burying ground is the Tudor family tomb, marked by a gravestone for John Tudor, Esquire (1709-1795),. The Tudor family legacy began with John Tudor, a baker and deacon of Second Church, who chronicled over . . . — Map (db m19009) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Lafayette Mall
This mall is named in honor of Marquis de Lafayette distinguished French soldier Major-General in the War of American Independence and illustrious patriot of the French Revolution who nobly served the cause of liberty on two continents invited . . . — Map (db m73212) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Mathers
Several generations of great 17th and 18th century New England divines are buried here. Increase (1639-1723), the father; Cotton (1663-1728), the son; and Samuel Mather (1706-1785) the grandson, belonged to a remarkable family of ministers. At a . . . — Map (db m18976) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Men of the North EndThe Spanish-American War / World War
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The MessFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
“An army marches on its stomach,” Napoleon famously said---a statement that held true at Fort Warren. Soon after its construction, two unfinished casemates (bunkers) in Bastion C were equipped with tables and benches and pressed into . . . — Map (db m108113) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Monument
The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial honors Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and members of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment who died in the assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, July 18, 1863. The 54th was the first regiment of Black volunteers from the . . . — Map (db m75619) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Old Corner Bookstore
Thomas Crease built this structure as his apothecary and residence shortly after the great fire of 1711 destroyed Anne Hutchinson’s house on this site. Timothy Carter opened the Old Corner Bookstore here in 1829. Between 1845 and 1865, the . . . — Map (db m18085) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Old State House
The Old State House, Boston’s oldest public building, was built in 1713 as the seat of British colonial government. Here the Royal Governor and the Massachusetts Assembly debated the Stamp Acts and the Writs of Assistance. The Declaration of . . . — Map (db m18096) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Old State House
“ . . . there the child Independence was born.” Built in 1713, the Old State House was the seat of government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. In this building the Royal Governors, the Colonial Courts, and the . . . — Map (db m18689) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Parker House
One of Boston’s luxury hotels, opened by innovative hosteller Harvey Parker, the Parker House has been operating on this site since 1856. Parker introduced the European Plan, started the practice of scrod, the fresh white fish catch of the day. The . . . — Map (db m18510) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Paul Revere HouseAnd The Pierce/Hichborn House
Built c. 1680, this is the last remaining structure from 17th –century Boston. Patriot and silversmith Paul Revere owned the building from 1770 to 1800. He left this house for his famous Midnight Ride on April 18, 1775. After use as a tenement . . . — Map (db m62587) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Rail Fence and Grass Line
The rail fence and grass line of protection formed after the British troops landed was six hundred feet in the rear at the base of Bunker Hill — Map (db m18659) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Salutation Tavern / The Green Dragon Tavern
The Salutation Tavern Opened in 1662, stood on the north east corner of Salutation and North Streets adjoining this Mall It was the meeting place of The Committee of Safety and in it was planned The Boston Tea Party Here Samuel . . . — Map (db m76625) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Sculptor
The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial, the outstanding tribute to soldiers of the Civil War, was created by one of America's foremost sculptors, Augustus Saint Gaudens (1848 - 1907). Born in Dublin, of a French father and an Irish mother, he grew up in . . . — Map (db m84002) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — To Those Men of the North End / Thomas Cass
To those men of the North End who defended with their lives the integrity of the Union in the American Civil War 1861 - 1865

Thomas Cass 1821 - 1862 Born in Ireland, he attached himself devotedly to the ideals of his adopted country at . . . — Map (db m76629) HM WM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Tombs and Monuments
Throughout Copp's Hill Burying Ground are examples of tombs and monuments constructed to commemorate the dead. Table tombs or table-stones are elaborate markers of a grave's location. Usually there is a sepulcher underneath the marker holding the . . . — Map (db m76631) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Tragic Events
Three hundred years ago this location did not have ideal conditions for a graveyard. There were many underground springs which made it soggy and damp. Tomb owners routinely found their tombs filled with water, with caskets and bodies floating about. . . . — Map (db m18770) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Tremont Temple
Tremont Temple was once the renowned Tremont Theater. Most of the famous actors, singers and lecturers of the day performed here. John Gilbert, Jenny Lind, Daniel Webster and Charles Dickens all made appearances.

In 1843, the Theater became the . . . — Map (db m76638) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — U.S.S. Boston
U.S.S Boston From 1776 to tomorrow Dedicated to all shipmates who served on the seven vessels named U.S.S. Boston July 2001 — Map (db m55664) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Union Oyster House
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America The oldest continually operated restaurant and oyster bar in the United States, constructed . . . — Map (db m18090) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — United States Gate1775 ----- 1975
On this hill the Continental militia fought heroically on June 17, 1775. Protected by an earth and timber redoubt laid out by Colonel Richard Gridley, the Army’s first chief engineer, the Americans killed or wounded nearly half of the attacking . . . — Map (db m18653) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Unusual Gravestones
Fascinating people from Boston’s history lie in this burying ground. Look to the left for the double Worthylake gravestone, dating from 1718. Worthylake was the first keeper of the Boston Light. He and his wife and daughter drowned as they rowed to . . . — Map (db m18977) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — USS ConstitutionBoston National Historical Park — Charlestown Navy Yard
Launched in 1797, USS Constitution set sail the next year on the world’s oceans to protect American commerce. Her victories soon earned her a permanent place in United States naval history. On August 19, 1812, USS Constitution took on . . . — Map (db m71540) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Van Ness Street Player Banners
Suspended high above Van Ness street between Gates B and D, these banners represent legends in Red Sox history. Each of these players entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame wearing a Red Sox hat, or joined the Hall of Fame without a specific . . . — Map (db m56689) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Victims of the Boston Massacre
The remains of Samuel Gray Samuel Maverick James Caldwell Crispus Attucks and Patrick Carr Victims of the Boston Massacre, March 5th, 1770, were here interred by order of the Town of Boston. ---------- Here also lies buried the body of Christopher . . . — Map (db m19282) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Vietnam/Korean Conflict MemorialCharlestown Mass/Boston Freedom Trail
Charlestown Veterans Memorial Park Dedicated in honor of the men and women from Charlestown who served in the Armed Forces during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. — Map (db m97334) WM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Welcome to Boston's Old City Hall
This building served as Boston's City Hall from 1865 until 1969, when it was renovated for use as an office building.

Boston's Old City Hall is one of the first examples of adaptive reuse. In the 1960's the concept of recycling out-dated public . . . — Map (db m76635) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Welcome to Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
About the Burying Ground Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is the second oldest cemetery in Boston. In 1659, town officials became concerned about overcrowding at the Central Burying Ground (now called King’s Chapel Burying Ground on Tremont Street.) . . . — Map (db m18898) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Welcome to Granary Burying Ground
Welcome to Granary Burying Ground, one of the oldest historic sites in Boston! Famous, infamous, and unknown Bostonians are buried here. Men, women, children, Puritans, Anglicans, Catholics, English, French, Africans, patriots, Tories, printers, . . . — Map (db m18769) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Welcome to King’s Chapel Burying Ground
Buried here are many notable people in Boston’s early history, from its first governor, John Winthrop, to Frederic Tudor, the “Ice King.” This is Boston’s oldest burying ground, established in 1630 on what were then the outskirts of the . . . — Map (db m18979) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — William Dawes Jr.
Patriot, Son of Liberty, and first messenger sent by Warren from Boston to Lexington on the night of April 18-19 1775 to warn Hancock and Adams of the coming of the British troops. Born April 6 1745 Died February 25 1799 Placed by the Massachusetts . . . — Map (db m18712) HM

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