Boston's North End is the city's oldest residential community, where people have lived continuously since it was settled in the 1630s. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Though small (⅓ mi²), the neighborhood has approximately 100 eating establishments and a variety of tourist attractions. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel
The North End was home to some of Boston's wealthiest residents and later to the first community of black people created by freed and escaped slaves.
In the early 19th century, the Irish began to migrate to the North End in huge numbers and dominated the neighborhood until approximately 1900.
On January 15, 1919, the North End was the site of the Boston Molasses Disaster. Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15 1919, in the
In the early 20th century, the North End became the center of the Italian community of Boston. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship It is still largely residential up to the present and well-known for its small, authentic Italian restaurants.
The construction of the elevated Central Artery (Interstate 93) in the 1950s divided the North End from the rest of Boston. The Central Artery, officially the John F Fitzgerald Expressway, is a section of Freeway in downtown Boston Massachusetts, designated Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an Interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. With the completion of the Big Dig, the old elevated highway has been completely removed and the North End is finally being re-joined with the rest of the city. The Big Dig is the unofficial name of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project ( CA/T) a Megaproject that rerouted the
Although the North End is part of Boston's original area of settlement, the bulk of the architecture one sees there today dates from the late nineteenth to early 20th centuries (tenement architecture is especially prominent). The neighborhood has a mixture of architecture from all periods of American history, including early structures such as the Old North Church (1723), the Paul Revere House (1680), the Pierce-Hichborn House (1711), and the Clough House (1712). The Old North Church (officially Christ Church at 193 Salem Street in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, is the location from which the famous "One The Paul Revere House (1680 is the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. The Pierce-Hichborn House (circa 1711 is a handsome early Georgian house located at 19 North Square Boston Massachusetts, immediately adjacent to the Paul Revere
The historic Copp's Hill is the site of Copp's Hill Burying ground, one America's oldest cemeteries. Copp's Hill is an elevation in the historic North End of Boston Massachusetts. The cemetery contains many graves dating back to the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries including Puritan divines Cotton and Increase Mather and Prince Hall, founder of Prince Hall Freemasonry. A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of Worship and Doctrine, Cotton Mather (February 12 1663 &ndash February 13 1728 AB 1678 ( Harvard College) A Increase Mather ( June 21 1639 &ndash August 23 1723) was a major figure in the early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Prince Hall (c1735 &ndash December 4, 1807) is considered the founder of "Black Freemasonry " in the United States, known today as Prince Hall Freemasonry derives from historical events which led to a tradition of separate predominantly African-American, Freemasonic fraternal organization in The Skinny House, the narrowest house in Boston, is across the street.
The Freedom Trail passes through the North End, making official stops at some of the sites mentioned above. The Freedom Trail is a red (mostly brick path through downtown Boston Massachusetts which leads to sixteen significant historic sites
From left to right can be seen the Skinny House, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, and the Copp's Hill Burying Ground. The Old North Church (officially Christ Church at 193 Salem Street in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, is the location from which the famous "One Paul Revere (bap December 22, 1734 ( OS) / January 1 1735 (NS &ndash May 10, 1818) was an American Silversmith Copp's Hill is an elevation in the historic North End of Boston Massachusetts. The Old North Church (officially Christ Church at 193 Salem Street in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, is the location from which the famous "One A brick is a block of Ceramic material used in Masonry construction laid using mortar. The Leonard P Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge is a Cable-stayed bridge that carries eight lanes of the Interstate 93 and U Copp's Hill is an elevation in the historic North End of Boston Massachusetts.
Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi near the Old North Church is indicative of the historically Roman Catholic nature of the neighborhood's Italian-American community. A statue is a Sculpture in the round representing a person or persons an animal or an event normally full-length as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size A saint (from the Latin sanctus) is a human being to whom has been attributed (and who has generally demonstrated a high level of Holiness and Sanctity For the opera by Olivier Messiaen see Saint-François d'Assise. The Old North Church (officially Christ Church at 193 Salem Street in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, is the location from which the famous "One An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship
The Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the foreground with the Custom House Tower and One International Place glimpsed in the background. Copp's Hill is an elevation in the historic North End of Boston Massachusetts. The Custom House Tower is a Skyscraper in McKinley Square, in the Financial District neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, in One International Place is a modern Skyscraper in the Financial District neighborhood of Boston Massachusetts.
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