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Boston Latin School, although not an interesting location to visit, is an important part of Boston’s history. As an institution, it has been educating the students of this city for close to 400 years has had a significant impact on the lives of the…

In 1740, Peter Faneuil offered the marketplace as a gift to the city, which he knew could become a centralized market to bring the city closer together. The decision to build the market was highly controversial amongst the citizens and clergymen of…

The Boston Common: The Boston Common is a large public park located in the heart of Boston. Being the oldest state park in the United States, it has plenty of history to keep one busy for a long time. The Park was built in 1634, and has seen all…

The original Back Bay station was built in 1899 by the New Haven Railroad Company, but new societal implications demanded a more modern station to be built in 1987. The lead architect was Kallmann McKinnell & Wood; who were also designed Boston’s…

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