Thursday, April 20, 2017

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (236)



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
Old West Church, Boston


This 1837 church was built on the site of an earlier church whose congregation was noted for its opposition to British rule.