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February 1972


King’s Chapel was originally a small wooden chapel located on the corner of Tremont and School street (1630). Construction of King’s Chapel “Stone Chapel” began in 1749 and was completed in 1754. The burial ground originates around the wooden original, as it is the resting ground of the first Boston mayor, John Winthrop (1649). The statue is of Benjamin Franklin, Boston born but Philadelphia deceased and buried in.


Bibliography: Niebuhr, Gustav. "In Graveyards, History Lives." New York Times, 30 Oct. 1998, pp. E31, E39. "King's Chapel." City of Boston, 2014, Accessed 28 Dec. 2016. "New Boston Churches." The Art Journal, 1878, vol. 4, pp. 9-11.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


King’s Chapel; religious architecture; Boston, Massachusetts;