Between the last two days our group made our way around Boston to find many different spots given to us by Professor Allison to find.
Here is the link to look at all the pictures we took along our journey: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14bA9h2XcGwaWQxDKD8ZnmRszNqa4XtgeO-PjyswHSkc/edit?usp=sharing
To learn more about where we stopped on our scavenger hunt, enjoy these summaries and fun facts.
Faneuil Hall- The Great Hall, is located in the middle of the Faneuil Hall Market and meeting place. Here, many famous historical figures have given speeches, a few examples being Samuel Adams and James Otis. Today it is a stop on the Freedom Trail and remains an important part of Boston’s culture and history.
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company- The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company is the oldest commissioned Military Company of America and the third oldest in the world. The company has a museum on the 4th floor of the great hall that showcases many military relics from over the years. One of which, is the waist coat of General Warren, who died during the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Statue of Arnold “Red” Auerbach- Red Auerbach was a famous coach and manager of the Boston Celtics. He led the team to nine NBA titles in his time as coach of the team. The statue was made by Lloyd Lillie to commemorate him in one of his victory poses, lighting a cigar. Around him are casts of the shoes of both Bill Rodgers and Larry Bird, two famous players of the Celtics.
Boston’s Tallest Building when it opened in 1914, and for the next 50 years- Boston’s Custom House Tower was the tallest building in Boston standing at 496 ft. exceeding Boston’s height limit of 125 ft.. The Prudential surpassed the Custom House Tower in 1947. The building took four and a half years and $1.8 million dollars to complete. Today, the building is a Marriott Hotel.
Photograph of the seal of the United States (In the dome of the Custom House)- The seal of the United States, is located at the top of the Custom House tower and can be seen from the main lobby of the hotel, if guests simply stop and look up.
Seals at the Aquarium- The harbor seal exhibit is located to the left of the front doors of the New England Aquarium. In the 42,000 gallon tank are two families of seals, with each seal having a distinct look and names. One of the most famous seals, Hoover, could say several phrases, however he passed away in 1985 and now his grandson Chacoda is learning to speak to carry on this legacy.
Rowe’s Wharf & Captain Bonner’s Maps- Captain John Bonner was a mapmaker during the 1700’s. He is responsible for making maps of Boston during this time. The maps of him and others are on display at the Boston Harbor Hotel. P.S.A- Pictures of the maps are normally prohibited.
Independence Wharf- This historic building is a highlight of the Boston Harborwalk experience. On the 14th floor, there is an observation deck that offers a beautiful, bird’s eye view of the Fort Point Channel and beyond. Admission is free, visitors just need to show a picture ID and sign in at the front desk.
Real site of the Boston Tea Party- The actual site of the Boston Tea Party, was an area called Griffin’s Wharf. This wharf has since been filled in, and is not in existence, however the site is around the area of Independence Wharf and if you take a picture, facing south, chances are you have it that picture.
Joe Moakley Courthouse- The Joe Moakley Courthouse is located on 1 Courthouse Way in Boston. It can be seen from many locations down in the Boston Harbor. Despite being a courthouse, the building is more open to public use, having art and culture exhibitions, educational programs for children, and a chance to both view and tour historic vessels.
By: Brianna Duffy, Angela Cutone, Brendan Murphy, Vince Mastantuno, Ben Mimoso