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Old North Church, Boston, Mass., 1954

PC044.TMP.052 (RS81132)

Description

In the image the steeple is lifted by crane to the top of the scaffold enclosed church. The steeple of Boston's Old North Church was seriously damaged by Hurricane Carol on August 31, 1954. The rebuilding of the steeple was a matter of great civic pride in the city. This was the church from which patriots signaled with lanterns to Paul Revere that the British were marching to Concord and Lexington.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1954
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194385
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.052

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
churches (buildings)
disasters
exterior views
hurricanes
steeples (building components)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)
Hurricane Carol (1954)
Salem Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
North End (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Christ Church (Boston, Mass.)
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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