Living: Boston's Bartholomew Fair

A once grubby market is recycled and packs in the crowds

On the face of Boston's Faneuil Hall is a metal plaque reading:

Here orators in ages past Have mounted their attack Undaunted by the proximity Of sausage on the rack.

While men like Andrew Jackson and Daniel Webster debated the future of the Republic in the hall, merchants in Quincy Market across the square sold sides of beef and sacks of potatoes to the citizens. For nearly a century, Faneuil Hall and its three-block-long annexes—Quincy, North and South Markets—stood at the center of...

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