Old North Church, Boston, Mass., 1954

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1954

GUSN

GUSN-194385

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
churches (buildings)
steeples (building components)
hurricanes
disasters
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photographic print : black-and-white

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.052

Places

North End (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Architectural photography
Salem Street (Boston, Mass.)
Hurricane Carol (1954)
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

Description Level

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