5 Places to See in Boston
Updated: Jun 12, 2019
1. The Skinny House
The Skinny House is a four story house that's 10 feet wide x 30 feet deep. It's also known as the "spite house" based on the rumor that it was the result of 2 brothers in a feud around the time of the Civil War. When one of the brothers returned home from the war, he discovered that the other brother had build a large house on the property they inherited from their deceased father and felt the land was distributed unfairly. To be spiteful, he built this Skinny House to block the brother's views and the sunlight.
2. Old North Church
The Old North Church is a national historic landmark that was built in 1972 and is the oldest standing church building in Boston. There is a behind the scenes tour that you can take for $6 that lets you see the ancient crypt beneath the church and the bell ringing chamber in the tower.
3. Salada Tea Doors
These 12 foot tall doors, that weigh about 2 tons, were commissioned in 1926 by Peter C. Larking, the Founder of the Salada Tea Company and designed by sculptor Henry Wilson. The doors have detail showing the process of growing, harvesting, and shipping tea in Ceylon, with tea leaves and tea berries between the door panels. The outer door frame was carved by artist Caesar Caira, includes pilasters of stylized Asian women, a frieze featuring elephants, and high-relief statues of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, with her children.*
*Source: Atlas Obscura
4. 98 Prince Street
A tiny office in the North End of Boston, where the Anguilo brothers ran a crime organization.
5. Boston Holocaust Memorial
The Boston Holocaust Memorial is a memorial dedicated to Jewish people who were killed by Nazis during the Holocaust. It runs along a black granite path near the Freedom Trail and has 6 glass towers, each representing a major Nazi death camp, soaring 54 feet high, with steam rising from the base of each tower.