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Faneuil Hall, Dock Square, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

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Significance: Faneuil Hall was called the "Cradle of Liberty" because many important meetings of protest were held here before the Revolution. It was the first Colonial attempt at academic design, completed in 1742 from the plans of John Smibert, the Colonial portrait painter, and given by Peter Faneuil, a Boston merchant. It contained a town hall above and a public market below.
Survey number: HABS MA-163
Building/structure dates: 1742 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1806 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1899 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000368

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1933 - 1970
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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Smibert, John
Bulfinch, Charles
Faneuil, Peter
Ruggles, Samuel
Blanchard, Joshua
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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