Boston Landmarks

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How the Famous Hood Milk Bottle Arrived in Fort Point

Any list of the city’s most iconic landmarks would have to include the Hood Milk Bottle. A beacon for the Boston Children’s Museum, which stands […]

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Boston’s Statue of Abraham Lincoln Standing Over a Kneeling Enslaved Man Will Be Removed

Seven score and one year ago (that is, in 1879), a statue depicting Abraham Lincoln standing over an enslaved man was installed in downtown Boston’s […]

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Discover the History behind Horticultural Hall

We’ve seen plenty of trend pieces about millennials’ love for plants. But today’s tenders of massive monsteras have nothing on the green-thumbed enthusiasts of centuries […]

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The History Behind South Station, New England’s Largest Train Depot

South Station is New England’s largest train station, but today’s riders may not realize that it used to be much bigger. In fact, when its […]

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Eccentric Inventor John Hays Hammond Jr. Built the Castle of His Dreams in Gloucester

The coast of Cape Ann is dotted with impressive estates, but none quite like that of John Hays Hammond Jr., who took the adage “A […]

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The History of the Hatch Shell: 79 Years of Summer Sounds

Every summer, Bostonians tote blankets and beach chairs to the Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell, the open-air venue on the Esplanade that hosts free concerts, […]

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The 80-Year-Old Gropius House in Lincoln Is a Modernist Marvel

This year marks the centennial of the Bauhaus, the design school founded by modernist pioneer Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany, in 1919. But the building […]

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The Cyclorama: Then and Now

The Cyclorama has had a circuitous history—but it starts and ends with art.

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The History and Future of Dorchester’s Strand Theatre

Dorchester’s Strand Theatre turns 100—and readies for its next act.

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The History Behind Boston’s Treasured Emerald Necklace

Here’s how the father of landscape architecture strung a ribbon of lush parks through the heart of the city.

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Landmark: The Innovation and Design Building

How one of the city’s largest buildings became home to some of Boston’s biggest ideas.

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Landmark: Boston’s Old City Hall

Becoming an office building may be the best thing that ever happened to it.

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Landmark: Paul Rudolph’s Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center

Paul Rudolph’s Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center is an architectural marvel hidden in plain sight.

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Landmark: Motif No. 1 in Rockport

Motif No. 1 is painted with a broad brush.

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Landmark: Somerville’s Prospect Hill Tower

The castle-like construction still stands strong.