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Trinity Church, a Parish Priest’s Dream

Boston's Trinity Church owes its magnificent appearance to the Episcopal priest who wrote the lyrics to the Christmas carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem -- and, of course, to architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was descended from the Rev. ...

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Boston Holds a Water Celebration in 1848

On Oct. 25, 1848, a stream of water gushed from a fountain before 100,000 people assembled on Boston Common for the city’s great water celebration. Bells rang, rockets soared and people cheered, laughed, sang and even cried. A great civic ...

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