ADAMS SQUARE NO LONGER EXISTS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. THIS WEB PAGE IS A DOCUMENTATION OF
ITS FORMER EXISTENCE.
THIS PAGE WAS CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR AARON ZUDICK BY HIS WISE AND KIND UNCLE MIKE.
I HOPE HE ENJOYS THE HISTORY LESSON HEREIN :-)
Boston City Hall. Notice the steps to the left of the building.
Boston map of 1832. See the little red squares which mark the former and present locations of the Samuel Adams statue.
Here is a 1905 photo of Adams Square. The subway kiosk in the center of the photo is where the steps are in the top photo. Notice the Samuel Adams statue in the distance just beyond the kiosk. The street immediately left of the building with the Dewar's sign is Cornhill. The street to the right of it is Brattle. Both of these streets are gone today. The trolley is approaching Adams Square from Washington Street which now ends at State Street.
Google Earth view of Government Center area today. Features in above photo are labeled.
Here is another view of Adams Square looking in the other direction. Now we can see the back of Samuel Adams in the foreground and the Adams Square subway station kiosk dead center. The facade of Faneuil Hall is barely visible in the distance.
More info about Adams Square.