Saturday, March 5, 2011

Then and There the Child Independence Was Born

Boston - Old State House

Published by Curtiech (1933)

Postcard Caption:
OLD STATE HOUSE, BOSTON Restored in 1908-09. Dates from 1748, although the outer walls belonged to its predecessor, the second Town and Province House, built 1712-14, which was partially destroyed by fire in 1748. The first town hall, located on this identical spot, and completed in 1659, was destroyed in the great fire of 1711.
Official proclamations were read from the balcony of the Old State House, and in 1770 on March 5, British officers fired into a crowd of taunting colonists, filling five men. Six years later, the Declaration of Independence was first read here.

The Old State House today:

old state house

Old State House History Museum


Mark S. said...

Neat card, and seeing the "then and now" is great!

Christine H. said...

Nicely preserved. By the way, I wanted to thank you for the Boston Public Library link you posted awhile back. I had a great time perusing their incredible collection on Flickr. said...

Great architectural postcard of such a fine landmark. It's a really good angle for it. And it's got that great Boston red brick color.

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