Boston Common


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Boston Common

Address:Tremont Beacon Charles & Boylston Sts
Boston, MA 02118

Phone:617-635-4505
Fax:617-635-7414
Web: www.ci.boston.ma.us/freedomtrail/bostoncommon.asp
Size: 50 acres.
Location:In Back Bay/Beacon Hill.
Facilities:Pavilions, monuments, playground, "tot lot", spray fountain, pond, ball fields, tennis courts, historic cemetery.
Activities:Self-guided walks, tennis, softball, crickett, ice skating.
Special Features:Boston Common was founded in 1634 to provide pasturage, a military training field, and other shared needs for the town, based upon the English concept of public land. Park marks the start of the Freedom Trail, a well-marked, three-mile walking tour of Boston that links 16 sites of historical interest. The Commons also has a longstanding tradition as a place where demonstrators can exercise their right to freedom of speech. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the park is part of the Emerald Necklace, a continuous line of parks that stretch from the Boston Common to Franklin Park.

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The rosy hues of sunset provide a glowing, soft atmosphere and set the mood of Childe Hassam's painting Boston Common at Twilight.
For a more interesting and less tiring look around the city's sites, try the Old Town Trolley Tour (001-617269-7010) which takes in places of interest including the Old State House, John Hancock Observatory, China Town, Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Common.
On May 1, close to 600 people rallied on Boston Common in support of amnesty for undocumented immigrants working in the United States.
Boston Common, America's oldest park, created in 1634, has paved walkways throughout and adjoins the Public Garden, replete with the historic Swan Boats.
Teenagers, young adults and adult leaders began the day on the Boston Common, then marched to the home of the Boston Red Sox for a twilight Mass at which 11 people were baptized and confirmed at home plate.
Friends since high school and children of the entertainment industry, Mutchnick and Kohan also brought viewers the 1996-1997 comedy series Boston Common and were writers on The Dennis Miller Show, Hearts Afire, and Dream On.
The Freedom Trail is a red line painted on Boston's pavements which guides you to 16 of the city's major historic sites, including Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere 's house and the Bunker Hill Monument.
Boston Common, once a community pasture, provides faint echoes of a world view in which community was more than the incidental sum of its constituent parts and free enterprise occured within a context of communal concern.
Millennium Partners latest project follows the company s success with The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common Hotel and Residential Towers, and Millennium Place, which sold out earlier this year to become one of the fastest selling condominium developments in Boston s history.
The group's memory is enshrined in the 116-year-old bronze Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint- Gaudens on the Boston Common.

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