Faneuil HallFaneuil Hall is located in the center of downtown Boston. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is the nation's premier urban marketplace. The historic past is swirled with the present, with over 70 shops, 14 full service restaurants, 40 food stalls and Boston's popular comedy nightclub. Across the street from Boston's waterfront, the
Shopping at Boston's Famous MarketIn 1742, Boston's wealthiest merchant, Peter Faneuil, built Faneuil Hall. The edifice was home
The History of Faneuil HallFaneuil Hall was expanded in 1826 to include the Quincy Market, which was designed in the then-popular Greek Revival style and later dubbed for Boston Mayor Josiah Quincy. The market has remained a vital business hub through the 1800's, but by the mid-1900's, the buildings had fallen into disrepair and many stood empty. The once-thriving marketplace was tagged for demolition until a committed group of Bostonians sought to preserve it in the early 1970's. Through the vision of Jim Rouse, head of The Rouse
Faneuil Hall TodayToday, what is known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace is still Boston's central meeting place, offering visitors and residents alike an unparalleled urban marketplace. The unique and burgeoning array of shops, restaurants and outdoor entertainment have made it a premiere urban destination that attracts more than 12 million visitors annually. With the approach of the marketplace's 25th Anniversary.
The meeting room at Faneuil Hall still serves the people of Boston as a public meeting place. Faneuil's original Hall was intended to serve Bostonians as a market place for food on one level, and a market place for ideas on the second. Today this tradition continues.
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