September 24, 2011

September 24: Faneuil Hall Opens, 1742

When Peter Faneuil offered to build Boston a marketplace, they weren't quite sure what to think. After debating it for days, the Town Council finally voted to approve it -- by a vote of 367 to 360.

Read article here.

Pictured: Grasshopper weather vane on the top of Faneuil Hall. It was installed on the first building in 1742. Photograph entered into the public domain by its creator, Sesmith, on Wikimedia Commons.

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