Boston by Bulfinch: Walking Tour

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Called one of America’s first architects, Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844) defined the Federal style of architecture and the physical fabric of Boston, capturing the vision and spirit of the young Republic. Architect, town planner, and selectman, Bulfinch designed some of the city’s most enduring buildings and the street layout now known as the Bulfinch Triangle. Bulfinch’s story unfolds through some of his greatest works, including the Massachusetts State House and the residences of Beacon Hill to the Tontine Crescent, his architectural masterpiece and financial ruin, and the sites of Boston’s first theater and first Catholic cathedral.