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Old South Meeting House

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Identification

Old South Meeting House
207694

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church museum

Facts

  • In 1773, the Boston Tea Party was launched from Old South when a meeting of 5,000 men to discuss the tea tax ended in disarray.
  • In 1872, the Great Fire almost claimed this building; valiant efforts saved it while flames consumed its neighbors across the street.
  • Members of the Old South's congregation included Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams and African American poet, Philis Wheatley.
  • The building was the largest building in colonial Boston and colonists gathered here to challenge British rule.
  • As punishment for the Boston Tea Party, British troops desecrated the building by ripping out the pulpit and pews and burning them.
  • The building was established as a museum in 1877.
  • Old South Meeting House is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most significant buildings in the history of the US.

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Location

310 Washington Street
2-6 Milk Street
310 Washington Street
02108
Downtown
Boston
Massachusetts
U.S.A.

Technical Data

183.00 ft
183.00 ft
1729

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark
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