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"James Rego Square" Top 5 Page for this destination Massachusetts Things to Do Tip by traveldave

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Located in a brick-paved park leading from Hanover Street to the Old North Church, James Rego Square is more popularly called Paul Revere Mall for its equestrian statue of the American patriot. The square was laid out in 1933 in an alleyway between Hanover Street and Unity Street. The focal point of this pleasant tree-lined open area is Cyrus Dallin's equestrian statue of Paul Revere. The statue was originally modeled in 1885, but was not sculpted until 1940.

Bronze bas-relief plaques set in the bricks of the square's side walls commemorate North End residents who played important roles in the history of Boston.

The land on which James Rego Square is located was once a pasture owned by Christopher Stanley. Upon his death in 1641, he donated a parcel of land to the City of Boston for a free school, thus becoming the first private benefactor of public education in Boston.

Directions: James Rego Square is located near the intersection of Hanover Street and Clark Street on Boston's North End.

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2012
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