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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1707/03/00 Rev Cotton Mather Mentor "The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion" is published. Boston: Printed by B Green, for Samuel Phillips, at the brick shop (lost, across from Town House). The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion (book) Raid on Deerfield
1707/03/00 Samuel Phillips Publisher "The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion" is published. Boston: Printed by B Green, for Samuel Phillips, at the brick shop (lost, across from Town House). The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion (book) Raid on Deerfield
1707/03/00 Rev John Williams Author "The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion" is published. Boston: Printed by B Green, for Samuel Phillips, at the brick shop (lost, across from Town House). The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion (book) Raid on Deerfield
1712/00/00 Samuel Phillips Work Samuel Phillips buys the land opposite the Town House where his brick shop formerly stood, erects a new building and establishes his oldest son in the business.
1713/00/00 Brick State House opens, replacing the wooden Town House destroyed in the fire of 1711, becomes the seat of provincial government
1747/00/00 Robert Twelves Architect The current Old State House is built in 1747 after a fire destroys the interior and a portion of the brick walls. Attributed to Robert Twelves, the High Georgian style suggests that the State House was designed by a trained British architect.
1770/02/26 Christopher Seider's funeral procession passes the Town House where the governor and council meet. Death of Christopher Seider
1770/03/05 Henry Knox Witness British Regulars shoot American colonist, killing five and injuring six, in front of the old State House American Revolution - From Protest to Revolt
1770/03/05 Henry Knox Witness British Regulars shoot American colonist, killing five and injuring six, in front of the old State House Boston Massacre
1776/07/18 William Greenleaf Work Sheriff William Greenleaf proclaims the Declaration of Independence to Bostonians from the balcony of the State House which is received with great joy, expressed by three huzzas from the great concourse of people assembled for the occasion. US Declaration of Independence
1776/07/18 John Quincy Adams Witness Two boys, John Q Adams and William Cranch, about ages 8 and 10, wish to see Sheriff William Greenleaf read the Declaration of Independence from the balcony of the State House. Much to their delight, two gentlemen raise them on their shoulders. US Declaration of Independence
1780/10/25 John Hancock Governor John Hancock is inaugurated as the first Commonwealth Governor in the State House Council Chamber.
1798/01/11 The Commonwealth transfers the legislature from the Old State House to the new Massachusetts Statehouse.
1830/00/00 Isaiah Rogers Architect Isaiah Rogers remodels the Old State House interior in a Greek Revival style, adding the spiral staircase that remains today. From 1830 to 1841, the building is used as Boston's city hall.
1835/10/21 William Lloyd Garrison Vocation Mayor Theodore Lyman Jr gives refuge to William Garrison, the editor of the abolitionist paper The Liberator, who was being chased by a violent mob. Garrison was kept safe in the Old State House until being driven to the Leverett Street Jail (lost).
1881/00/00 Bostonian Society is established at the dawn of the historic preservation movement, to rescue the Old State House from threatened demolition, and to preserve it on-site when an offer from Chicago's citizens proposed that it be moved to Lake Michigan.

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Particulars for Old State House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use City or Town Hall
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000779
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1700-1749, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1713, 1748
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: City Hall
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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