The Samuel Adams statue stands behind Faneuil Hall on Congress Street, and is the work of Miss Anne Whitney. It represents the Revolutionary patriot, clad in the citizen's dress of his period, standing erect, with folded arms, and with a determined look in his finely chiseled face. He is portrayed as he is supposed to have appeared just after demanding that Governor Hutchinson immediately remove the British troops from Boston after the Boston Massacre, and while awaiting the Englishman's answer. The troops were removed to Castle Island, and this event can be considered the first British concession before the American Revolution.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace owes its beginnings and its name to wealthy Bostonian and philanthropist Peter Faneuil, son of French Huguenot immigrants, and its place on Boston's Freedom Trail to the fiery Patriots who spoke out here against repression.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is much more than just a trendy shopping complex - it's Boston's oldest market area, dating back to 1742 and rooted in a clash between wealthy businessman / developer Peter Faneuil and what he considered to be a regarded as a tight-fisted, repressive, post-Puritan city government regime.
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