West End Attractions
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Introduction to West End's Attractions
Harrison Gray Otis House:
Built in the Federal Style, this house in Boston's West End was designed in 1796 by the well-known architect Charles Bulfinch for Harrison Gray Otis, a Massachusetts politician. It was among the first mansions in Boston's exclusive Beacon Hill neighborhood. The building is a National Historic Landmark and also houses the Historic New England Library and Archives. Those who want to explore Boston, particularly this noted landmark, can take part in digital exhibits offered by Historic New England that include photography, videos, and archival material of Otis House as well as other famous Boston landmarks.
Phone Number: 617-994-5920
Address: 141 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge:
Built in 2003, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Charles River in Boston. The project was built as part of the Big Dig, a massive highway construction project in Boston. The bridge was named in honor of the late Lenny Zakim, a civil rights leader in Boston. The second part of the bridge's name recognizes the American colonists who opposed the British in the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War.
Address: I-93, Boston, MA 02114
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH):
Massachusetts General Hospital is the first teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and the largest. Consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the U.S., it is also the largest in terms of NIH funding. Together with the Brigham and Women's Hospital, it forms the Mass General Brigham, Massachusetts's largest healthcare provider.
Massachusetts General Hospital is known for its Esther Dome. Once used as a surgical amphitheater, these days it serves as both a historical landmark and a teaching space. You can explore more of the amphitheater's unique history here.
Address: 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: (617) 726-2000
Old West Church:
Founded in 1737, the historic Old West Church was a congregation committed to social activism, including the cause of abolition. Disbanded in 1887, the building then became a library branch. In the 1960s, it once again served a congregation after it was purchased by the Methodist Church. In 1971, the Old West Church was named a Historical Landmark. Later, the Metropolitan Community Church of Boston started conducting its services at the church.
Address: 131 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: 617-227-5088
Opened in 1995, TD Garden is the home to the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics, the NHL and NBA franchises respectively. A 19,600-seat arena, upgraded in 2014, it hosts more than 200 events annually.
TD Garden is also home to the Sports Museum of New England, which is located on levels 5 and 6 of the complex. Featuring exhibits on Boston sports, the non-profit aims to teach children about Boston sports while instilling important values.
Address: 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: 617-624-1000