faneuil hall

Faneuil Hall at Quincy Market, Boston, MA. Faneuil Hall has served as a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. Funding was provided by a wealthy merchant, Peter Faneuil, for the construction and local artisan to create the grasshopper weather vane that still perches on the building's cupola. Inspiring speeches by Samuel Adams and other patriots were given that eventually led to independence from the British. Faneuil Hall was expanded in 1806 by Charles Bulfinch. When Boston became a city the use of Faneuil Hall as a government meeting place came to an end, but it was still regularly used. Today, the first floor is still used as a lively marketplace and the second floor is a meeting hall where many Boston City debates are held. The fourth floor is maintained by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

 

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  • Dalton 8y

    Great shot. I plan to be there in two weeks. Though I'll probably have a beer in hand, not a camera!
  • Paul Keleher 8y

    Hey, are you ever home? The Gettysburg pictures were really wonderful. Nice job.
  • Dalton 8y

    Hah! My wife and I are going to meet one of my best friends and his wife and go to The Police concert at Fenway. Boston, end of June, outdoor concert at Fenway? Man, that can't get any better than that except if we were on the Cape!
  • Chesabeach 8y

    love it! and miss it!
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Taken on July 14, 2007
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