Monday, March 20, 2017

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (205)



Anyone with an interest in American history is familiar with the National Register of Historic Places. It contains more than 85,000 sites, but only some 2,500 of them have been listed as National Historic Landmarks. New England is home to hundreds of these particularly significant structures, objects and places. They appear here alphabetically, by state. Descriptions condensed from Wikipedia.
Above:
"Hauled Up," 1937, by New England artist Russell Cheney, 1881-1945
The Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS
Long Wharf and Custom House Block, Boston


This wharf was constructed in the early 18th century, and was for many years one of the busiest commercial wharves in Great Britain's North American colonies.