OLD STATE HOUSE

by Jnana Hodson

Dwarfed by contemporary office towers, the Old State House stands in stark witness to the earlier roots of New England’s enterprising prowess.

Built in 1713 — long before the American Revolution and statehood — the Georgian-style structure originally served the General Court of Massachusetts. In New England, General Court and state Legislature are synonymous.

From colony to statehood.

From colony to statehood.

Boston is a rich and varied destination – the Hub of New England, or the Universe, as they used to say. Living a little more than an hour to the north, we’re well within its orb.

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