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Information about Boston

Published on May 12, 2008

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Boston Today : Boston Today Quincy Market Faneuil Hall Cambridge Robert Hovanec 5/4/08 Faneuil Hall : Faneuil Hall Faneuil Hall is also known as the “Cradle of Liberty”. Many speeches were given at Faneuil Hall by the Patriots which inspired the American Revolution. (Chun p. 45) Faneuil Hall is located across the street from the current day City Hall. (Chun p. 45) Faneuil Hall still remains the largest tourist shopping area in Boston. (Chun p. 60) Faneuil Hall (continued) : Faneuil Hall (continued) Faneuil Hall was built by a wealthy merchant named Peter Faneuil in 1741.He gave the money for this because he thought Boston needed not only a hall which would serve as a meeting place, but also a market. (thefreedomtrail) The first floor of Faneuil Hall served as a marketplace for the people of Boston to sell their goods. (thefreedomtrail) The second floor of Faneuil Hall served as a town meeting hall. This is where the citizens of Boston came up with the phrase “no taxation without representation.” Many speeches have also been made here. Even today, meetings are held here to discuss public affairs. (thefreedomtrail) Photos of Faneuil Hall : Photos of Faneuil Hall Quincy Market : Quincy Market Quincy Market is also known as Faneuil Hall. Quincy Market lies right behind Faneuil Hall. Quincy Market was originally built in 1827 to meet the growing needs of the farmers. However, an architect named Benjamin Thompson renovated the market with fast- food stalls, cafes, restaurants, and shops which are operated by local merchants. This was a very successful endeavor. Photos of Quincy Market : Photos of Quincy Market Cambridge : Cambridge Cambridge was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England. (Welcome to Boston/Cambridge) Cambridge is also referred to as Harvard Square. (Harris p. 218) Cambridge is linked to Boston by eight Bridges. However, most people take the “T” Red Line Subway. (Harris p. 218) Cambridge is known for being the home of two prestigious universities Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Harvard is the nation’s oldest university. Cambridge (continued) : Cambridge (continued) Cambridge was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers who called their new home “Newtowne”. In 1636, the Massachusetts Bay Colony established a college there. In 1638, a young man named John Harvard died leaving part of his fortune and books to the college. In recognition of him, the school became Harvard University and Newtowne became Cambridge. Cambridge currently spans sixteen acres of land due to the fact farming was moved into the suburbs. Today, the area serves as a place where people stroll along a pathway lined with trees. The Cambridge Common area has many plaques and monuments. Cambridge (continued) : Cambridge (continued) In 1775, under an elm tree in Cambridge Common General Washington took command of the Continental Army. A plaque and monument are there to commemorate this event. Harvard Square is often considered the hub of Cambridge. At Harvard Square there are many book stores, coffee shops, newsstands, boutiques, and street performers. As you stroll through Harvard Square it is not uncommon to hear singing in the Square. Today, Cambridge still remains an intellectual center because it is the home of many writers, Nobel-Prize winners, and scientists. Photos of Cambridge : Photos of Cambridge Project By: Robert HovanecMusic: Five For Fighting – The Riddle (You and I)Music: Stone Sour –Through the GlassMrs. Delanoy’s 2nd period Language Arts Class : Project By: Robert HovanecMusic: Five For Fighting – The Riddle (You and I)Music: Stone Sour –Through the GlassMrs. Delanoy’s 2nd period Language Arts Class Work Cited : Work Cited Chun, Claire, ed. Hidden Boston. California: Ulysses Press, 2006. “Faneuil Hall.” May 2008. The Freedom Trail. 1 May 2008. Harris, Patricia and David Lyon. Boston. California: Random House Inc., 2001. Shackleton, Robert. The Book of Boston. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1916. “Welcome to Boston/Cambridge” 1996. 1 May 2008.

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