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Meeting House to undergo $800,000 restoration

Preserving the past for posterity

Mathew George stood on the old wooden floor, his eyes cast across the pews and toward the Victorian pulpit. Thousands before him had stood on this same spot, making history and reliving it.

For close to three centuries, the Old South Meeting House (circa 1729) has invited the rebellious and the curious. But that many years can take a toll, even on the heartiest of New Englanders. So now, the Boston landmark is undergoing a facelift.

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