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Old South Church

The Old South Church is more correctly called the New Old South Church, as the congregation of the Old Meeting House from Downtown Boston created it. It was constructed after the Old Meeting House was damaged, and almost destroyed in the Great Boston Fire of 1872. Some of the most famous members of this congregation are Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

True to the form of the founding fathers their organizations would stick to their ideals. For example during the Civil War, the Old...

The Old South Church is more correctly called the New Old South Church, as the congregation of the Old Meeting House from Downtown Boston created it. It was constructed after the Old Meeting House was damaged, and almost destroyed in the Great Boston Fire of 1872. Some of the most famous members of this congregation are Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

True to the form of the founding fathers their organizations would stick to their ideals. For example during the Civil War, the Old South Church was used as a recruiting station for the Union army. Although not the entire congregation was abolitionist, they supported the Union, and sought to help keep the country from becoming divided. This is another of the first buildings to be built in Boston on filled in land, to help support the city’s growth. During the days when Paul Revere rode through Boston, this area was a marshland.

The Church itself went through several periods of reinvention and re-decoration, the most notable starting in 1984 when the congregation decided to restore it to its 19th century glory, by obtaining the original blue prints and accurately recreated every last detail. Today you can see what the congregation saw in the 19th century.

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645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02109
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April 14, 2010
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