Sunday, June 21, 2009
Old State House
The Old State House is an historical landmark in Boston on State Street, (nee King Street) and the oldest public building in the country. It was superseded as the State House when Bullfinch's new State House was completed in 1798. It was also Boston's City Hall from 1830-1841. Other years it was rented for commercial use and was almost torn down in the 1870s to make way for more street traffic. Chicago offered to move it brick by brick to Chicago, but luckily for Boston a plan was developed and the building saved. It is now a museum and houses many documents and artifacts of the nation's early history.
The Old State House was also the first picture I ever posted on this blog.