At the dawn of the American Revolution, an elm tree on the Boston Commons served as a meeting place for the Colonials as they planned their revolt. This became known as the “Liberty Tree”. Patriots throughout the colonies planted their own “liberty trees” to show their support for the cause and serve as rallying points. […]
In 1720 when John Seymour built “my mansion house on Four Mile Hill in the West Division”
the thought that he was building for the next 300 years most likely did not cross his mind, but
this is the legacy he left us. Proudly it stands, having done that most unlikely thing — survive
into an urban environment at the turn of the 21st century.