Familiarize With Founders: Important Places To The People Who Built Boston

August 13, 2012 12:00 AM
Familiarize With Founders: Important Places To The People Who Built Boston

" Like every city, at the core of Boston is its history. However, when it comes to Boston, the history of an entire nation lies in its roots as well. Unfortunately, the city has expanded so much since the initial settlement that many sites relating to the founders no longer exist. There are many more sites dating to the American Revolution. Nonetheless, there are a few left that are of particular interest to those who wish to visit the places that were important to those who first settled Boston.

Old Staircase (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Province House Steps Across from the Old North Church Province St and Bosworth St Boston, MA 02102

While visually nothing more than an old staircase, the Province House Steps represent a house that was important to the founders of Boston and existed at that location until 1922. Province House was built in 1679 for a London Merchant named Peter Sergeant. In 1716, it became the official governor’s residence, housing some of the earliest governors of the colony. Today, the steps mark the site of the home that stood there for more than 200 years "

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