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Old South Meeting House Monument Star Monument

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Old South Meeting House
445 Main Street, Worcester
Built 1760
At the time of construction, the Old South Meeting House was not only a church but also the first place of government where town meetings were held. On the portico of the meeting house, Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer of the Massachusetts Spy, read the Declaration of Independence for the first time in New England on July 14, 1776. Thomas had heard that a copy of the proclamation was being sent to Boston from Philadelphia and intercepted the courier on the way. This star marks the spot where the Old South Meeting House stood.
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