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A gift of French Huguenot merchant Peter Faneuil, this building has long been the center of Boston's commercial life. Artist John Smibert designed the original building in the traditional form of an English market house with first-story arcades open on each elevation. The south wall, the adjacent three bays of each gable end, and the cupola are all that survive from the exterior of the original building (which burned and was rebuilt in 1762). Read more…

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