Paul Revere House - Boston

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The Paul Revere House May 29, 2010
Located only a few blocks from the Old North Church in the what is referred to as the Island of North Boston, the historical area, this is in some references said to be the oldest building in Boston, built in 1680 and is built of wood. Paul Revere purchased the home in 1770 and owned it until 1800. At the time of purchase Revere and his wife and five children along with his mother lived there. It has gone through several owners and several changes were made to it over the years, including adding and removing an entire third floor. Today it is pretty much the way it was during the time that Paul Revere owned it. It is part of the Freedom Trail in Boston, and for a small fee ($3.50) you can take a 30 to 45 tour of the house. Due to the crowds of people in the area the day we were there we could not locate a parking space so we did not take the tour.

Revere is well known for being the main rider of several riders who warned of the British troop movement to the colonists of the Lexington and Concord region on April 18, 1775. He was an American activist and learned the silversmith business from his father and at times practiced dentistry. In 1801 he became a pioneer in the production of copper plating, opening North America's first copper mill south of Boston in Canton. The Revere Copper Company is still in business today and any good cook knows the name.
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