ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
A Once and Future Shoreline (orignal shoreline c. 1630), 1996
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Ross Miller
Collection
Boston Art Commission
Preservation Organization
Boston Landmarks Commission
Materials
Bronze and Granite
Dates
  • Installed, 1996
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Description
Over the past 375 years, the site we now know as Faneuil Hall has been dramatically transformed, from salty tidal marsh to harbor wharf to active urban plaza. In order to build the original Faneuil Hall, the colonists filled in parts of the surrounding water with dirt, creating additional land. The site was expanded again several decades later. Numerous sections of the city's current land were created through landfill, including most of South Boston and the entire Back Bay. In fact, colonial Bos...
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Location
Congress St. & North St.
Boston, MA
United States

Located in Faneuil Hall Plaza.
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