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Arguably one of the most conspicuous spots on Boston's skyline, the Rainbow Tank or Rainbow Swash, world's largest copyrighted artwork, is located in Dorchester, Boston. The president of Boston Gas Company, Eli Gordon had appointed Corita Kent, an anti-Vietnam protester, to work on the 140-foot tall tank. Since its completion in 1971, it has been deemed as one of the most important landmarks in the city. Kent is said to have installed an image of Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese leader, in the blue stripe of the painting, as an ode to her stand on the war. Although she denied these claims, the artwork remained a controversial topic. Unfortunately, the tank was destroyed in 1992, after which the Rainbow Swash was recreated on the adjacent tank, this time, with a visibly narrower blue stripe. It remains to this day, a symbol and an ode to the vibe of the Walking City and continues to inspire commuters on their way to work.
The monumental Savin Hill Beach is touted to be one of the magnificent beaches in Boston region of Massachusetts. The public beach stands in close proximity to the prominent Malibu beach. The Savin Hill Station is flanked as the closest transit station to the beach site. It precisely sites at the Dorchester vicinity of Boston. The Savin Hill on the MBTA Red Line is marked as the closest subway stop to the beach.
Preserving the grounds and home of former Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, this historical park offers a variety of activities for visitors. Don't miss a chance to learn about its heritage by touring the former homes, browsing the bookstore or taking in the various exhibits. Enjoy guided tours of the family home and discover a library with about 14,000 volumes carefully stored and preserved. The park also features both birthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams.
The Moswetuset Hummock is a historic woodland in Massachusetts, credited to being the inspiration behind the commonwealth's name. This 1.5-acre (0.6-hectare) landscape is in the shape of an Indian arrowhead giving the hummock its name. This site is open free of cost to tourists offering a glimpse of this place's historic past. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This shingle style sanctuary was built in 1900 and has been serving the community ever since. Originally called the Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church, it was renamed to Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church in 1913 as a tribute to Sarah Greenwood, the mother of one of the benefactors of the church. The roots of the congregation can be traced back to 1838, though the church and the parsonage was established later. Today the ethnic members of the church bring a vast diversity and vibrancy that attracts many to this religious abode. Serving the neighborhood for more than a century through outreaches and programs, this historic place of worship was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Commonwealth Museum exhibits some interesting documents and legal records belonging to the State. The museum's education department offers lectures encouraging the use of material from the archives. A special exhibit entitled 'Highway to the Past' is dedicated to the archeology of the Big Dig. Many of the artifacts uncovered during the digging are also on display.
President John F. Kennedy's memory is sacred in the minds of many Americans. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, a glass pavilion designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is dedicated to his memory. Visitors are transported back to the darkest days of the Cold War. A short film recounts JFK's deeds in his own words while the authentic photos and exhibits evoke the brief period in White House history that nostalgic Americans refer to as "the days of Camelot".
The St. Mary's Episcopal Church is a Tudor Revival structure established in 1888. Designed by noted architect Henry Vaughn, the church also houses the oldest pantry in the area. The church is fully functional with regular masses and ceremonies being conducted. Owing to its architecture and history, it became a part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Dorchester North Burying Ground is located at at Stoughton Street and Columbia Road in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is a historic burial ground surrounded by a wall of concrete, with cut-out sections containing iron fencing along Columbia Road, which replaced a 19th-century decorative iron and granite fence. This site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1974.
The Wollaston Beach is a scenic beach accurately sited along the Quincy Shore Drive in the region of Wollaston in Quincy, Massachusetts. Situated on the Quincy Bay. The Friends of Wollaston Beach strives hard to promote and preserve the utilization of Wollaston beach. Membership can be availed on a minimal pay of USD10 per family, per year. The organization works efficiently towards the good use and preservation of the beach site through an array of educational, cultural and civic programs.
Franklin Park Zoo has numerous habitats with exotic animals from all over the globe, including a tropical forest with gorillas, warthogs, tapirs and bats. Hit the Outback Trail to view kangaroos, wallabies, emus and cockatoos. Exciting encounters with lions, zebras, ostriches, snow leopards and butterflies are also possible. The Franklin Farm exhibit features a petting zoo for children and a chicken hatchery. Check website for more
This mosque is maintained by the Nigerian Islamic Society of Massachussetts. Muslims in the city converge here on important Islamic festivals like Eid-Ul-Adha, months like Ramadan, and every Friday afternoon for the special weekly prayer. Sermons are given and congregations are led by a learned Muslim scholar who also offers guidance on Islamic matters. One can also search for a Muslim priest to conduct marriage ceremonies. Islamic classes for children are also held here.