Thursday, September 13, 2012

MAINE TRIP: Boston History: Day 3: Part 1: Old West Church/Omni Hotel


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
The Old West Church at 131 Cambridge Street, is a historic church located in the West End of Boston, built in 1806 to designs by architect Asher Benjamin.
  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.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14