Faneuil Hall - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 42° 21.601 W 071° 03.360
19T E 330686 N 4691797
Quick Description: Faneuil Hall has served as a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. Funding was provided by a wealthy merchant, Peter Faneuil, and expanded in 1806 by Charles Bulfinch. It Civil Defense Fallout Shelter is rated for only 100 people.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 5:44:26 PM
Waymark Code: WME1C9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 22

Long Description:





FANEUIL HALL

Known as America's "Cradle of Liberty"
Faneuil Hall was a central location for orga-
nized protests against British tyranny prior to the
American Revolution. Given to Bostion in 1742
by Peter Faneuil and designed by the painter John
Smibert, it was enlarged by Charles Bulfinch in
1805. The Ancient and Honorable Artillery
Company has been headquartered on the top floor
since 1746.

Following English custom, a public meeting hall
still sits atop a marketplace. Shem Drowne's
grasshopper weathervane is derived from London's
Royal Exchange.



When Boston became a city the use of Faneuil Hall as a government meeting place came to an end, but it was still regularly used. Today, the first floor is still used as a lively marketplace and the second floor is a meeting hall where many Boston City debates are held. The fourth floor is maintained by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.




Hours of Operation: Second floor meeting hall and market level information desk open daily 9:00am - 5:00pm.

National Park Service rangers present historical talks every thirty minutes, 9:30am - 4:30pm, except when Hall is in use for special events. Free.

Capacity of shelter: 100

Radiation monitoring equipment: Not Listed

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