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I see the marks of God in the heavens and the earth, but how much more in a liberal intellect, in magnanimity, in unconquerable rectitude, in a philanthropy which forgives every wrong, and which never despairs of the cause of Christ and human virt…
A public spirited citizen
whose great gift to the City of Boston
provided for the creation of works of
public utility and beauty for the use
and enjoyment of the inhabitants
Whether in chains or in laurels
liberty knows nothing but victories
I love inexpressibly
these streets of Boston
over whose pavements my mother
held up tenderly …
Col. Ninth Mass.
Fell at Malvern
July First 1862.
Erected by the City of Boston
in memory of the officers
and men of the Ninth Reg.
Organized May 3 1861
Mustered out June 21…
Man of Letters · Preacher of the Gospel
Prophet of Peace · Patriot
Champion of liberty and the rights of man.
Erected by the Polish People
of New England to commemorate
the 150th anniversary of his arrival
in America to enlist in the cause
Built on the water's edge at the foot of State Street between 1837 and 1847, the Custom House was a focal point of Boston's old water-front. It was a controversial building in its day. Critics thought its Greek Revival style was old-fashioned, and…
"Old Jimmy" Wilson, Boston's last town crier, first hoisted the sign of the "Bell" in 1795 under the Exchange Coffee House in Congress Square.
The tavern gained a popular reputation for selling "the best Ale in Boston,&qu…
This plaque commemorates the historic site of
In 1841, nineteen year old Eben Dyer Jordan began a remarkable and innovative journey that would lead to the founding, with partner Benjamin L. Marsh, of the renowned mercantile es…
Boston's legendary clipper ship trade centered around Lewis Wharf. Ships bound for faraway ports sailed from here in the 1840s and '50s:
· to buy tea in China and sell it in Europe.
· to California where most of the '49ers'…