Parkman Bandstand – Boston Common – 1912

Parkman Bandstand - Boston Common

Parkman Bandstand – Boston Common

Parkman Bandstand Boston Common

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The Parkman Bandstand was named for one of the Common’s greatest benefactors, George Francis Parkman Jr., who died in 1908 and left $5 million for the care of the Common and other city parks. The bandstand was originally dedicated in 1912 and was restored in 1996. It still hosts small events such as midday concerts, theatrical productions, weddings and speeches (Obama  in 2007). Annually, the Boston Freedom Rally is held at Parkman Bandstand, the second largest rally calling for the reform of marijuana laws in the United States. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company puts on free plays from Parkman Bandstand, drawing as many as 100,000 theater-lovers into the park every summer.

Boston Common History & Map_tcm3-30691 www.cityofboston.gov

Boston Common History Map & brochure produced by the City of Boston link:

http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/Boston%20Common%20History%20%26%20Map_tcm3-30691.pdf

http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/emerald/boston_common.asp

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/search/parkman-bandstand/?ref_context=keyword

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkman_Bandstand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Parkman

http://boston.about.com/od/walkingtours/ss/bcWalkingTour_3.htm

George Parkman was Murdered at Harvard and PBS made a documentary about it (link):

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/murder/

 

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