|Boston in 1649|
|Modern Boston with Big Dig|
To the right is a modern map of Boston, with the Big Dig shown (image from http://www.futureboston.org/mapoverlay.htm. This image is rotated about 45 degrees from the 1649 map. The leveling of Corn Hill and other Boston hills, and a great deal of wetland fill has substantially altered the outline of Boston's peninsula. Winthrop's home was located near the lower end of the red Big Dig line which runs diagonally across the peninsula.
Paul Revere's home, built in 1680, is the oldest remaining building in downtown Boston. (below, image from http://www.paulreverehouse.org/)
|Paul Revere's home|
|Boston's Old State House|
The 1713 Old State House is the oldest surviving public building. (image from http://www.bostonhistory.org/?s=osh)