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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Old State House

Photo courtesy of Boston Landmarks Commission

With Independence Day just around the corner, it seemed only fitting for this week’s post to feature a neighborhood site located on Boston’s freedom trail. Here we have a photo of the Old State House that was built back in 1713. This building is actually the oldest surviving public building in the city!

Originally known as simply the “Town House,” this building served as a hub for civic, political, and business life over the years. In later years, it was converted to a museum of Boston’s role in the American Revolution. You can still view it amongst skyscrapers downtown!

Photo courtesy of Boston Landmarks Commission and Eric Grant

Tune in on Thursday’s to view our featured neighborhood photo from back in the day! Submit your historical photos by tagging @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.

See past historic neighborhood photo posts.