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The Old North Church is the oldest church building in Boston and is officially known as Christ Church. It was built in 1723 by a British architect named Christopher Wren. The church is the parish of Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. It was declared as National Historic Landmark in January 20, 1961 because of its significant role during the American Revolution.

The Old North Church is famous by the quote ?One if by land, two if by sea.? The story of this quote had served its military purpose when a church sexton in the name of Robert Newman climbed to the steeple of the church holding a lantern to send warning of Paul Revere to the patriots of Charlestown. One lantern meant the British Army?s movement was by land while two lanterns meant they moved by sea. One of the nights in April 1775, two lanterns were hanging on the top of the steeple, and that was when the American Revolution started. This warning reached other towns near Charleston when Revere and other church men rode in horses to hop by town and rang the bell of other churches as warning about the war.

The entire Old North Church depicts the history of a colonial Boston. The golden chandeliers from England remained hanging from the church ceiling. The box pews, which now can be taken seat by anyone, are still intact. These pews were paid by worshipper when they want to worship during the colonial days of Puritans and Congregationalists. The lanterns that were used by Newman are displayed in the church.

A third lantern lit in 1975 by United States president Gerald Ford is also displayed inside the church. The historical eight bells of the church are being maintained and rung regularly. However, the famous steeple of the church was destroyed during a storm in 1804.

The current steeple of the church which is 175 foot-high is the replica of the original steeple of the Old North Church. The ground of the church is now being used as ?crypt? or a buried ground where 37 tombs of prominent persons and fallen soldiers of American Revolution are laid there.
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