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Faneuil Hall Interior Renovations

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Known as the Cradle of Known as the Cradle of Liberty, Faneuil Hall is generally acknowledged to be one of the most significant buildings in our nation�s history. The original building was donated to the Town of Boston in 1742 by merchant Peter Faneuil, with a ground floor marketplace and a second-story hall to be used for civic meetings. The Great Hall is famous for having hosted speeches by the Sons of Liberty leading up to the Revolutionary War and debates about the abolition of slavery and women�s suffrage. It is now a major tourist destination. While the Great Hall has received the majority of public attention, the building�s market floor has quietly conducted business for over 260 years.

Working with the National Park Service and The Bostonian Society, the building�s two caretakers, AHF developed a revitalization plan for the market floor and presented it to the City of Boston. The plan advocated conducting an interior renovation with special attention to preserving the historic character of the market floor and providing improved tourist information and building interpretation. The City ultimately issued a Request for Proposals for the renovation and management of Faneuil Hall�s retail space. AHF responded, but the City withdrew the RFP before selecting a proposal.

Historic Stats
Building Date: 1742, 1806
Square Footage: 14,000 (market floors only)
Style: Georgian Neoclassical
Historic Use: Retail market
New Use: Retail market
Total Development Costs: $3.3M
Tax Credits:
Federal Historic Rehabilitation
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