|City Square, Charlestown, Massachusetts *|
|Yours truly, standing in the Three Cranes Tavern footprint|
As a Long descendant, I waited a long time to go see the newly developed park at City Square. Restoration of this area into a park didn’t begin until the mid 1990s.
[Also, I descend from Governor John Winthrop's sister, Lucy Winthrop (1601 - 1669) who married Emanuel Downing. So, Governor Winthrop, who lived in the Great House for three months, was my great uncle 10 generations removed]
|Fountain at City Square|
featuring a crane weathervane*
|The foundation stones of Three Crane tavern|
|An exhibit nearby shows the floorplan of the tavern and Great House,|
and plots of land owned by members of the LONG family
My blog post about my WINTHROP connection, and descent from Lucy Winthrop:
Linda Hall Little's genealogy blog Passage to the Past
All photos marked with * are from Linda, otherwise they were taken by Vincent Rojo
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "City Square, Charlestown, Massachusetts - and so many ancestral connections!", Nufield Genealogy, posted September 29, 2016, (
http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/09/in-1970s-80s-and-90s-boston-big-dig.html: accessed [access date]).