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Old 03-06-2011, 11:45 PM   #21
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Re: Insiders' Tips Needed about the Freedom Trail

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Isn't being crappy and rude Durgin Park's very schtick?
Are you mixing it up with Dicks Last Resort (tacked on the exterior of Quincy Market) across from Durgin Park?
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:48 PM   #22
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Toby, if you posted to Yelp, I might actually stop ridiculing Yelp.
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Likewise for that show "Shit My Dad Says".
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #23
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Re: Insiders' Tips Needed about the Freedom Trail

Hi everyone,

I'm confused (again) and I'm hoping you all might help. It's about the site of the Liberty Tree...where is it? I walked the trail and missed it somehow. I know it's not right on the trail, and I know it's at the corner of Washington and Essex (?) Streets, but is it still the Motor Vehicle building? Also, is the plaque that's in the sidewalk near there? Thanks...
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:21 AM   #24
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Re: Insiders' Tips Needed about the Freedom Trail

It's a block east of Boylston Station. Boylston turns into Essex as it crosses Tremont, and then it runs through Washington where Chinatown Station is.

A search says it's at 630 Washington St: http://www.celebrateboston.com/sites/liberty-tree.htm
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:29 AM   #25
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Re: Insiders' Tips Needed about the Freedom Trail

Seeing the picture^^^ reminds me how much I dislike the renovation of that building. Was all the surface decoration (pediments, etc.) gone before the renovation? I just don't remember back then, as my gaze was always directed streetward rather than up.
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Okay, thanks! I saw that picture at Celebrate Boston web site, but I wasn't sure if that was a recent picture? Does it still look like that does anyone know?
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:39 PM   #27
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Yes, and it still has the Registry of Motor Vehicles office. When the RMV moved there, it was a Big Deal for the neighborhood, as that building had previously been quite dilapidated and filled with X-rated businesses.
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Yes, and it still has the Registry of Motor Vehicles office. When the RMV moved there, it was a Big Deal for the neighborhood, as that building had previously been quite dilapidated and filled with X-rated businesses.
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