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Look What You Have Become!

I was fascinated by the contrast of the modern sky-scraper office building adjacent to the immaculately preserved Old South Meeting Hall, the site where the Boston Tea Party started in 1773. It was here that pre-revolutionary meetings and demonstrations took place. Benjamin Franklin was born at 17 Milk Street, now the site of the office building.

 

This is the 9th stop on Boston's Freedom Trail. The 8th stop was the "Old Corner Bookstore" which dated from 1712. I refused to take a picture of that venerable building that once published Longfellow, Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott and Stowe...it's now being converted to a Chipotle Grill restaurant!!

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Taken on October 23, 2011