Old State House, Boston Photos

Old State House (1713) was the seat of British government in the American colonies until the Revolution. In 1770, the square outside the building was the site of the Boston Massacre. In 1776, two weeks after the July 4, the Declaration of Independence was read from the balcony. The crowds then toppled the lion & unicorn. The ones on the building today are replicas.

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Old State House originally the seat of British Government in America. Boston, MA.Old State House. Boston, MA.Clock on Old State House. Boston, MA.Lion on Old State House. Boston, MA.
Old State House (1713) originally the seat of British Government in America. Boston, MA. Style: Georgian. On National Register.Old State House (1713). Boston, MA.Clock on Old State House. Boston, MA.Lion on Old State House. Boston, MA.
Unicorn on Old State House. Boston, MA.Tower on Old State House. Boston, MA.Old State House surrounded by towers of various times. Boston, MA.Old State House. Boston, MA.
Unicorn on Old State House. Boston, MA.Tower on Old State House. Boston, MA.Old State House surrounded by towers of various times. Boston, MA.Old State House (1747) (State St.). Boston, MA. Style: Georgian.
Lion, clock & unicorn atop Old State House. Boston, MA.Southern facade of Old State House. Boston, MA.Crowned lion carving atop Old State House. Boston, MA.Georgian style door & balcony on southern facade of Old State House. Boston, MA.
Lion, clock & unicorn atop Old State House. Boston, MA.Southern facade of Old State House. Boston, MA.Crowned lion carving atop Old State House. Boston, MA.Georgian style door & balcony on southern facade of Old State House. Boston, MA.
Georgian windows on western facade of Old State House. Boston, MA.Northern facade of Old State House with Custom House tower beyond. Boston, MA.

Georgian windows on western facade of Old State House. Boston, MA.Northern facade of Old State House with Custom House tower beyond. Boston, MA.


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