Faneuil Hall was completed in 1742 and donated to the burgeoning city of Boston by merchant Peter Faneuil. Unfortunately, the brick building needed to be rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1761. Faneuil Hall’s ground floor housed a bustling marketplace while its upper story was used as the old Boston town meeting hall. The clamor of raised voices was not limited to the vendors’ stalls — the town hall was the site for many impassioned and historical debates, including the issues of “taxation without representation” and events leading up to the Boston Tea Party. It was because of these revolutionary meetings that the building came to be known as the “Cradle of American Liberty.” Faneuil Hall was also a forum for several famed abolitionists including Frederick Douglass, Wendell Philips, and William Lloyd Garrison. In 1805, Charles Bulfinch enlarged the building and added a third story. Our Faneuil Hall ornament has been hand-blown and hand-painted in Poland.
- Hand blown and hand decorated glass ornament
- Made the traditional way in Europe by artisans trained in their craft for generations
- Heirloom quality
- Comes nestled in acid-free tissue in a gift box
- Keep out of direct sunlight; clean gently with a soft cloth