Old West Church

Complementing its Federal-style neighbor, the Otis House, this handsome structure with its strong vertical lines was designed by Asher Benjamin in 1806. In 1775 British troops razed the original meetinghouse that stood on this site when they suspected the patriots of using its steeple to signal American troops.

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Cambridge St 131

Nearby tourist attractions

Otis House Museum
Otis House Museum
The house (1796) was the creation of two
Smith Court
Smith Court
This small cul-de-sac was the heart of
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Abiel Smith School
Abiel Smith School
The 1834 school and adjacent 1806
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African Meeting House
African Meeting House
The African Meeting House can be found
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State House
State House
Two centuries ago, the golden dome of
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Boston Athenaeum
Boston Athenaeum
Established in 1807, the Boston
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Otis House Museum
Otis House Museum
The house (1796) was the creation of two
Smith Court
Smith Court
This small cul-de-sac was the heart of
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African Meeting House
African Meeting House
The African Meeting House can be found
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Abiel Smith School
Abiel Smith School
The 1834 school and adjacent 1806
1:30
African Meeting House
African Meeting House
The African Meeting House can be found
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State House
State House
Two centuries ago, the golden dome of
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See all