The Boston Common

$20.00

For all its adaptation to modern life, Boston Common remains a green retreat remindful of its storied past. This book provides a vivid and informative guide to Boston Common’s 375 years, the great events it has witnessed, and the role it has played in successive generations. 

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For all its adaptation to modern life, Boston Common remains a green retreat remindful of its storied past. Throughout its history, it has been a centerpiece of civic life; the scene of executions, sermons, protests, and celebrations; and in each century, host to famous visitors from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II. In Colonial times, it served as a meeting place, pasture, and military training field. This book provides a vivid and informative guide to Boston Common’s 375 years, the great events it has witnessed, and the role it has played in successive generations.