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America's first portrait statue portrays a half-smiling, half-serious Franklin. Next to the statue is a marker for the site of the first public school in the United States, where Franklin -- among other luminaries -- was a student.
School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA
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This statue gained importance when it was erected in the 1860's in front of the Old City Hall not for the stature gained by a native Bostonian, but because it was the first statue in Boston of a public figure and one shown with the colonial clothes he may have worn. That
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I wouldn't come all the way to see this statue but come to the area and you'll see the Old City Hall and Omni Parker House.
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Find the son of Boston here in front of Old City Hall and just about in the midst of the first Boston burial ground circa 1630. It is adjacent to the King's Chapel. This was the very first statue of a person ever erected In Boston. That counts for a great deal in the tally of
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The statue is located in front of the First Public School site. A mosaic and a statue of former student Benjamin Franklin currently marks the location of the original schoolhouse.
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We rested here and took lots of pictures. There is a democratic donkey across the courtyard with a republican footprint standing in the way of the donkey moving. Great picture opportunities.
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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