Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Largely a collection of personal pictures with a few commercial photographs encapsulating Boston proper, North Shore, Cape Cod, to Worcester and beyond…
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) 6th President 1825–1829 serving as Senator & Congressional representative, member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican & later Anti-Masonic/Whig parties. Parents President John & Abigail Adams. Designed Treaty of Ghent, ending War of 1812. As Secretary of State he negotiated w/ U.K. RE: America's border w/ Canada & w/ Spain-- annexation of FL & authored the Monroe Doctrine. Born & buried in Quincy
Quincy Center along Hancock Street, retail shopping also includes the City Hall, the Thomas Crane Public Library, several churches, including the United First Parish Church, where John Adams & John Quincy Adams were laid to rest & numerous businesses, including the HQ of Stop & Shop; memorial to the soldiers of World War I along with various statues of other great figures can be found in the vicinity; MBTA subway access.
Quincy, Norfolk County "City of Presidents", major part of Metro Boston, Quincy is a member of Boston's Inner Core Committee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), 2010 population 92,271 8th largest city in MA. Birthplace of U.S. Presidents John Adams & John Quincy Adams, Statesman John Hancock. Named for Col. John Quincy, grandfather of Abigail Adams and after whom John Quincy Adams was named. Pronounced KWIN-zee.
Federal Reserve Bank Building Boston's 3rd tallest bldg. in Dewey Square @ 600 Atlantic Ave. convergence of Fort Point & Financial District across from South Station. A distinctive opening near ground level which allows sea breezes to pass through. Completed 1977, 614 feet tall, 32 floors. Designed by Hugh Stubbins Jr. of Stubbins Associates, Inc. 60 years Reserve Banks had been fortress-like in their design, quite a contrast referred to as "the washboard" bldg or "Venetian Blind" building.
South Station largest train station/intercity bus terminal in Greater Boston & N.E. 2nd-largest transportation center. Located in Dewey Square, historic station bldg. Est. 1899 to replace downtown rail terminals. Major intermodal domestic transportation hub w/ service to the Greater Boston region, Midwestern & Northeastern US. Connections to the rapid transit Red Line and Silver Line are made through the adjacent subway station.
St. Anthony Shrine “The Church on Arch Street” Roman Catholic Ministry in Boston directed by Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province strive to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people. We serve as instruments of God’s healing through daily celebrations of the Eucharist & the sacrament of reconciliation. In our preaching, prayers, adult formation & spiritual counseling, we foster Christian discipleship by welcoming people to deepen their relationship with God and with one another.
Boston Massacre March 5, 1770 British Army soldiers killed 5 civilian men. They fired a crowd. Acting Gov. Thomas Hutchinson promised an inquiry, but reformed the next day, prompting the withdrawal of troops to Castle Island. 9 soldiers & 4 civilians were arrested for murder. Defended by future American President John Adams 6 were acquitted, 2 convicted of manslaughter. The colored engraving by Paul Revere increased tensions in the 13 Colonies.
Oriental Tea Company 1873 orig. located on south side of Scollay Square, locations changed with developed; kettle's capacity is 228 gallons. Contains an apparatus that produces steam. Excellent advertising tool, having outlived the Oriental Tea Company.
John Phillips (November 26, 1770 – May 29, 1823) serving as1st Mayor of Boston (1822- 1823); father of abolitionist Wendell Phillips; Graduated Harvard College 1788. 1794 delivered the annual 4th of July oration. 1800 made public prosecutor. 1803 Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. 1804 Massachusetts Senate, serving as presiding officer from 1813-1823. 1810 Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 1822 drew up Boston city charter.
Once owned by William Blackstone 1st European settler of Boston, then sold to Puritan founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1630s used by many families as a cow pasture until banned in 1830 by Mayor Harrison Gray Otis. Commons hosted the Witch Execution of Ann Hibbins (1656), used as a camp for British soldiers which they left for the Battle of Lexington/Concord, public hangings until 1817 In 1660 Mary Dyer was hanged there by the Puritans for preaching Quakerism.
Boston Commons, Est. 1634 it's the oldest US central public park; 50 acres located btwn Tremont--Park--Beacon--Charles & Boylston Streets. Part of the Emerald Necklace of parks extending south to Franklin Park in Roxbury. Borders the Downtown Crossing shopping district. Burial sites of the artist Gilbert Stuart, composer William Billings, Samuel & Charles Sprague America's earliest poets & participants in the Boston Tea Party & Revolutionary War.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA or T) operator or public transportation--Officially a "body politic, corporate & political subdivision" Est. 1964. Predecessor: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) immortalized by The Kingston Trio in folk song "M.T.A." Locals call it "The T" 2008 averaged 1.3M passengers daily; 4th busiest US subway. MBTA Police is independently operated aiding various municipalities. 2006 31.60% of workers in the city proper commuted by public transport.
Minutemen: Militia companies of colonial partisans during the American Revolutionary War. Highly mobile, rapid deployed force allowing colonies to respond to war threats immediately. Minuteman & Sons of Liberty member Paul Revere were among those who spread the news that the British Red Coats were coming. Revere was captured before completing his mission when the British marched toward the arsenal in Concord to confiscate the weapons and ammunition being stored there.
Massachusetts 54th Regiment Volunteer Infantry serving extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Was one of the 1st African American units during the Civil War. Recruited from African American slaves with limited training to be soldiers. Enlisted for the American Revolution and the War of 1812
Massachusetts Statehouse or the "New" State House is the state capitol of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in Beacon Hill neighborhood; houses the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature) & the Governor offices Situated on 6.7 acres adjacent to the Boston Common on Beacon Street. Built on land owned by John Hancock, MA 1st governor. The annex architect was Bostonian Charles Brigham.(Brigham's Ice Cream); 1917 east & west wings, completed by architects Sturgis, Chapman & Andrews.
Massachusetts Fallen Firefighter Monument, located on Bodoin St. & Ashbuton Place. Its design began in 2000 features three elements: the central bronze figures, a Ring of Honor consisting of bricks inscribed with the names of deceased firefighters & the Firefighters’ Prayer Bell, placed to the side of the figures. Sculptor Robert Shure also designed the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, located near Downtown Crossing & a Korean War memorial in Charlestown Navy Yard.