The day after the reception in Maine, it was raining in Portland, and our plane didn't leave until the late afternoon, so we drove back to Massachusetts (the plane was leaving from Boston, Mass.) and waited for my (Rob's) mother to wake up so we could visit. (She sleeps late).
So, I took Tom on a brief walking tour of some of the historic places in Boston. We haven't seen a lot of places, so given that he's an architect I knew he'd love some of the historic places.
THE OLD WEST CHURCH, BOSTON -
|West Church Historic Sign|
According to Wikipedia and the sign that was hanging on the church's fence, the original church was built in 1737 as a wood-frame building on that site. It was occupied as a barracks by British troops during their occupation of the city prior to the American Revolution. However, the British tore the church down in 1775 when they suspected that American Colonials were signaling to Cambridge from its steeple (when it was the Old North Church nearby that was being used as a signal place). Today's Old West Church is the second church on the site.