Boston is a city built on a ton of history. How Boston started and developed can be seen throughout the city. As a painter, walking through Boston is a mesmerizing experience. How about some quick, fun facts about Boston that can help your experience?
From being founded by English Puritans to being a leader in the United States’ fight for independence, Boston has a colorful history. But, we’ll bet you didn’t know that the city itself has fought hard to keep its historical red brick buildings alongside the new glass skyscrapers! You’ll see historical homes and new businesses throughout nearly every part of Boston and it’s on purpose!
We had to mention with our love of color this fun fact. The Boston Red Sox hold a patent on the color “Fenway Green”. This is the green of the stadium itself which earned it the nickname, “the green monster”.
Boston is also home to the worst molasses-related accident in history. On January 15, 1919, more than two million gallons of molasses overtook the Boston’s North End in a wave. A number of people died, and it led to the longest legal battle in the state’s history.
Although the capital was Boston and is today, there was about a year of Massachusetts history that the capital of the state was Salem. This was in response to the Boston Tea Party. The Red Coats decided after the historical incident, that the state capital would no longer be Boston.
After the battle for independence, and a siege, Massachusetts became the first state in the Union to abolish slavery. Statues are present celebrating this historical achievement and many others all throughout the city. Glints of bronze and silver are seen throughout the many parks and sometimes even in busy marketplaces!