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African Meeting House

Houses of God | Boston

Issue: "Tour d'America road rage," Feb. 11, 2012

Built in 1806, the African Meeting House on Beacon Hill in Boston became a place of worship for First African Baptist Church and a hub of Abolitionist activity prior to the Civil War.

The Meeting House in 1832 hosted the founding of the New England Anti-Slavery Society by William Lloyd Garrison and in 1863 the recruitment of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.

The Meeting House has undergone a $9 million restoration, with the original floor boards now underneath replicas, and is open to the public.

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