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Title: An historic tour; a pilgrimage to the birthplace of American liberty, and the homes of our foremost authors
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: (Busch, John J.) (from old catalog)
Subjects: Boston (Mass.) -- Description and travel Lexington (Mass.) -- Description and travel Concord (Mass.) -- Description and travel
Publisher: Boston, Hudson printing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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in entrance to the University. Onthis side of the gate is Massachusetts Hall, on the other sideis Harvard Hall. These are the two oldest halls within theenclosure. They were used as barracks by Washingtonstroops. The ivy-covered building in the fore-ground is HoldenChapel, in which the first religious exercises were held. Onthe right hand corner is the Phillips Brooks House, in whicheach religious denomination has the use of one room. The building surmounted by the clock is Memorial Hall,Harvards most prominent building, erected to the memoryof the students who lost their lives in the Civil War. It con-tains a Banquet Hall in which 1400 students eat their mealsdaily, the ceremony is called feeding the animals; also the 10 Saunders Theatre, in which the commencement exercises areheld. Here may be seen the finest stained glass window inthe world, designed by Sarah Whitman of Philadelphia. Onthe corner is the Hemenway Gymnasium. The red granitebuilding is Austin Hall, the new law school.
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MEMORIAL HALL AND SAUNDERS THEATRE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY On the lawn will be seen two tablets. The one nearestthe auto marks the spot where General Prescott took com-mand of 1500 Continentials and after prayer by Pres. Lang-dell, marched to Bunker Hill on the night of June 16, 1775.The further one marks the birthplace of Oliver WendellHolmes. The next to the right is Hastings Hall, anotherdormitory. 11 The cannon about the soldiers monument on the commonwere captured at Fort Ticonderoga by Col. Ethan Allen, andwere used in the evacuation of Boston by Gen. Washington. The statue seen is that of Charles Sumner, the famousAbolitionist. To the left is the old Newtowne burial groundreferred to by Longfellow as Gods Acre. Here are thegraves of eight Harvard presidents, also the old mile stoneshowing the distance to Boston to be eight miles. This isexplained by the circuitous route then necessary. Adjoining the cemetery is Christ Church, the oldest inCambridge, built in 1760, and occupied by t

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