Paul Revere House
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Built about 1660, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Paul Revere lived in it from 1770 to 1800. When Paul Revere occupied this house, it was almost one hundred years old. It had several additions and alterations over time. During the nineteenth century, it housed several businesses, including a cigar factory and a tailoring shop. Early in the twentieth century, the Paul Revere Memorial Association was formed to preserve the building. This process brought the house back to its 1680 appearance, with an overhanging second story, a medieval English influence that was popular in seventeenth century Boston. Although the restoration project was intended to preserve the home of a great patriot, the result looks nothing like it did when he lived there. American Communities in History; The Constitution and the U.S.; The English Colonies; Governing Ourselves; Revolutionary War 14 Political systems; 16 History
|Illinois Heritage Association|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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