Faneuil Hall – Boston, MA

9/7/2010:

Faneuil Hall (pronounced /ˈfænjəl/ or /ˈfænəl/; previously /ˈfʌnəl/), located near the waterfront and today’s Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742.  It was the site of several speeches by Samuel AdamsJames Otis, and others encouraging independence from Great Britain, and is now part of Boston National Historical Park and a well known stop on the Freedom Trail. It is sometimes referred to as “the Cradle of Liberty”.  The original Faneuil Hall was built by artist John Smibert in 1740–1742 in the style of an English country market, with an open ground floor and an assembly room above, and funded by a wealthy Boston merchant, Peter Faneuil.  In 1806, the hall was greatly expanded by Charles Bulfinch, doubling its height and width and adding a third floor. Four new bays were added, to make seven in all; the open arcades were enclosed, and the cupola was moved to the opposite end of the building.  from wikipedia.

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2 responses

  1. The lights make it look very festive.

    September 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

  2. Really nice Todd, lots of depth and detail. Well done. Jim

    September 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

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