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The house that became the Old Corner Bookstore was built in about 1718 by an apothecary named Thomas Crease. He and a number of owners after him used the downstairs as a shop, and lived in the upstairs. In 1828 the house was purchased by a publisher…

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, built in 1819-20, was designed by Alexander Parris, the same person who later designed Quincy Market. It was built from grey granite in the style of a Greek temple, as was the Quincy Market. Originally an Episcopal…

This building, built in the style of the Second French Empire in 1865, served as Boston's City Hall from 1865 until 1969. The first building on this site--the Boston Public Latin School--was built in 1635, and was the first public school in what…

In its original design, the Long Wharf extended approximately 1/3 to ½ mile into the Boston Harbor. The port served both international and coastal trade and was one of the leading ports throughout all of the colonies. Daniel Neal, a Boston…

In 1791, Daniel Bowen opened Boston's first museum, which contained primarily waxworks, at the American Coffee House, located on State Street, opposite Kilby. In December of 1795, it moved to the location indicated on the map, at the top of the…

In search of an alternative to Puritan and non-conformist congregational churches, Bostonians built Kings Chapel and Christ Church in 1688 and 1723, respectively. According to a map produced by John Bonner in 1722, Boston had grown to nearly 12,000…

The Sandemanian Meeting House served as the second meeting place for the small sect of Christians that identified as "Sandemanian". The Sandemanian doctrine arose from the teachings of Robert Sandeman, who believed that strict adherence to the gospel…

S.G. Bowdlear & Co. Flour was located at 192 and 194 State Street. They specialized in selling various forms of flour and grains including: Buckwheat flour, white corn flour, bolted indian meal, hommony and samp, kiln dried meal, oat flour, oat…
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