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. . . AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Old State House
Built in 1713 — Boston, Massachusetts
#NC-17510-MA - Notecards
Also available in Notecard Assortment #AST-1761

The second floor of the oldest public building in Boston served as the seat of colonial British government before becoming home to the Massachusetts Assembly. The first floor housed a merchants’ exchange, and John Hancock was among those renting the basement for warehouse space. Some of the most fiery rhetoric in opposition to British policy emanated from this building throughout the 1760s. Recalling how James Otis expounded on the sanctity of individual rights in 1761, John Adams said, “Then and there the child independence was born.”

The governor and state legislature moved to the new State House in 1798. Since then, it has housed a firehouse, city hall, courthouse, newspaper office and museum. When city fathers considered demolishing the building in 1881, the city of Chicago offered to buy it for reerection on the shores of Lake Michigan. The proud Bostonians quickly funded a complete restoration.

Text © 2005 Terry White, Drawing © 2005 Bill Harrah


The Betsy Ross House    Carpenter's Hall    Independence Hall    Liberty Bell
George Washington's Headquarters    Soldiers' Winter Quarters    General Anthony Wayne Monument    National Memorial Arch
Old State House    Paul Revere House    Bunker Hill Monument    Faneuil Hall   

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