Faneuil Hall Market 1742
Friday, October 1, 1999
Following the Freedom Trail to the waterfront area we come
to historic Faneuil Hall - 1742.
The name is pronounced in Boston as if it rhymed with "panel."
The ground floor continues to be used as a market,
and the upper floors are used for public meetings.
John Adams called it the "Cradle of Liberty."
Market Square now Quincy Market is part of the
Faneuil Hall Property.
First opened August 26, 1826, and conceived by Mayor
Josiah Quincy for the 6½ acre site directly behind
famed Faneuil Hall, the Marketplaces buildings comprised
one of the largest and most impressive urban developments
of 19th America.
Quincy Market Musicians
Some are serious musicians trying to get noticed,
and others are there just for fun.
In the early days, Boston's waterfront came right up to the
back doors of the buildings. And it was common to see clipper
ships and fishing boats tied to the docks, their cargoes
destined for sale inside.
Photo by Pat Tyler
It was also common
to find proper
and foreign diplomats.
their skills on the
crowd at the
Flowers & Much More
When you talk with the merchants today, you will find that
many of their ancestors were merchants of the original
All manner of things are sold herejunk to genuine gems.
This is a good place to look for hand-made crafts.