The neighborhood church

I pass this church, St. Matthews, at least twice every day if not more and I think it’s the coolest.  One of these days, I’ll have to see inside of it (it’s usually locked up,unfortunately).

So I was imagining my neighborhood in Ireland back in 1704 when the new church was being erected — and thinking about what would have been happening in the US over 300 years ago.  My thought was “probably not a whole lot” — confirmed by my googling.   But I did learn that the first newspaper was published in North America that year (in my former home of Boston, no less!) and the first editor was a bookseller and the postmaster for Boston – how cute. 



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