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Boston Common

Boston, Massachusetts
County of Suffolk.
Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Charles Streets
National Register Number: 87000760
Resource type: District.
Property type: Landscape - park.
Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: City Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Set aside by the city of Boston in 1634, the Common is the oldest public park in the U.S. It was a political rallying point and military training field before and during the American Revolution and the Civil War. Also contains the site of the playing field of the first organized football club in the United States, which began in 1862.


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