Boston Landmarks

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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.

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Landmark: The Cutler Majestic Theatre

Where Beaux-Arts architecture takes center stage.

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A Glimpse of the Past at the Gibson House

The Gibson House, in the Back Bay, offers a perfectly preserved snapshot of Boston life in Victorian times.

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Boston Landmark: Flying Horses Carousel on Martha’s Vineyard

Beloved by generations of islanders and summer visitors, it’s the oldest platform carousel in the country.

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Boston Landmark: The Custom House Tower

More than 100 years after its completion, the city’s original skyscraper still stands tall in the Financial District.