Boston Common

Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Charles St., Boston, Massachusetts

Photos 

Parkman Bandstand

Photo taken by Michael Miller in July 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

Set aside by the city of Boston in 1634, the Common is the oldest public park in the U.S. It was a political rallying point and military training field before and during the American Revolution and the Civil War. Also contains the site of the playing field of the first organized football club in the United States, which began in 1862. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 27, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1987
Reference number
87000760
Area of significance
Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Plaza; Park
Current functions
Park; Plaza
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1600-1649; 1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1634; 1862

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • July 21, 2015: New photo from Michael Miller

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