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October 13, 1735: Framingham Disassembles Meetinghouse

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Architect Charles Bulfinch Obtains Mortgage: December 18, 1794
On this day in 1794, Boston architect Charles Bulfinch obtained a mortgage for the house he had recently designed and built for his family. The 31-year-old...

Eric Carle Museum Opens in Amherst: November 22, 2002
On this day in 2002, the nation's first museum of picture book art opened in Amherst. A decade earlier, children's book author and illustrator...

Great Fire Devastates Boston: November 9, 1872
On this day in 1872, a monstrous fire nearly destroyed Boston's business district, ravaging the city from the Common to the waterfront. Beginning...

Framingham Disassembles Meetinghouse: October 13, 1735
On this day in 1735, Framingham's town meeting voted to "give the old meeting house frame" to their minister, who would undoubtedly...

Duxbury Dedicates Standish Monument: October 7, 1872
On this day in 1872, a crowd of 10,000 climbed to the top of Captain's Hill in Duxbury to watch the cornerstone being laid for the Myles Standish...

Shoppers' World Launches Mall Era: October 5, 1951
On this day in 1951, Shoppers' World in Framingham opened for business. The first suburban shopping mall in the Northeast, and only the second in...

Architect H.H. Richardson Born: September 29, 1838
On this day in 1838, Henry Hobson Richardson, one of the true geniuses of American architecture, was born. A native of Louisiana, he received his architectural...

Boston Public Library Receives $1 Million Donation: September 5, 1947
On this day in 1947, self-made millionaire John Deferrari donated over $1,000,000 to the Boston Public Library to express his gratitude to the institution...

Otis House Moved: June 27, 1925
On this day in 1925, workmen finished moving an historic Beacon Hill residence back from the brink of destruction. Cambridge Street was slated to be turned...

Bostonians Lay Cornerstone for Bunker Hill Monument: June 17, 1825
On this day in 1825, at the laying of the cornerstone of the Bunker Hill Monument, Daniel Webster addressed a crowd of 100,000, including 190 veterans...

Ground Broken for Symphony Hall: June 12, 1899
On this day in 1899, ground was broken for Boston's Symphony Hall. From the day it was completed a year and a half later, the building would be considered...

Composer Stravinsky Visits Gropius House in Lincoln: May 2, 1940
On this day in 1940, the German-born architect Walter Gropius and his wife Ise opened their new home in Lincoln to some old friends — the great...

Activists Erect "Tent City" in Boston: April 27, 1968
On this day in 1968, hundreds of demonstrators occupied a parking lot in Boston's South End. Houses on the site had recently been demolished, and...

Gardner Museum Opens: February 23, 1903
On this day in 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner's newly completed home and museum was opened to the public for the first time. The grand building on...

The 'Sacred' Cod Moves to the New State House: January 11, 1798
On this day in 1798, the Massachusetts legislature paraded solemnly from the Old State House to its quarters in a new building at the top of Beacon Hill....

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