Rachel Revere Park
Rachel Revere Park is a community play area and meeting place. It's located just across the street from the "Paul Revere House" in Boston's North End.
This 3,484.8 SqFt park is owned and maintained by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation.
Five Things I Learned about Rachel Revere and the Park
1 Rachel Walker was Paul Revere's second wife. They married on October 10th, 1773.
2 They had eight children:
- Joshua Revere (December 7, 1774 - August 14, 1801)
- John Revere (June 13, 1776 - June 27, 1776)
- Joseph Warren Revere (April 30, 1777 - October 12, 1868)
- Lucy Revere (May 15, 1780 - July 9, 1780)
- Harriet Revere (July 20, 1782 - June 38, 1780)
- John Revere (December 25, 1783 - March 13, 1786)
- Maria Revere (July 17, 1785 - August 22, 1847)
- John Revere (March 27, 1787 - April 29, 1847)
All the children were born before the United States became a country. The United States Constitution officially took effect on March 4, 1789.
3 Rachel Revere died on June 26, 1813, at Sixty-Eight. There is a painting of her at the Museum of Fine Arts that was done just weeks before she died.
4 When Rachel was alive the park was a colonial marketplace.
5 The City of Boston Park and Recreation acquired the park in 1945. The park naming ceremony was at 4 pm on April 19, 1945.
At the back brick wall of the park is a plaque that was placed a year after the park was dedicated.
Text of the plaque on the wall:
NORTH SQUARE Bronze
Here in North Square Lived Paul Revere and his wife Rachel Revere for whom this overlook is named
Here lived Major Pitcaim of the soldiery Occupying Boston in 1775 Governor Thomas Hutchinson Sir Harry Frankland William Clark The alarm that British troops Were marching to Concord To seize patriot stores
Was given by Paul Revere Many men of North Square And its neighborhood Joined the Boston Tea Party At Griffin's Wharf And threw the tea overboard This public open space built And this tablet erected By the Boston Park Coinmission Erected August 1946 Hon. James M. Curley Mayor of Boston VJilliam P. Long Chairman the Park Commission Theodore G. Haffenreffer Frank R. Kelley Park Commissioner
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