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Boston Faneuil Hall to close for renovations

BOSTON – Boston’s historic Faneuil (FAN’-yul) Hall, which is closed in January for the necessary repairs.

Officials say the 275-year-old building will close starting Monday for renovations that have access to extra elevator services, and improved heating and cooling.

It is expected to remain closed until the spring. The closure applies to the historic meeting of the space and the retail space on the ground floor. The National Park ranger station will move temporarily to State Street during the work.

Quincy Market as well as the North and South markets remain open.

The building was a gift to the city of prominent businessman Peter Faneuil in 1742.

Known as the “Cradle of Liberty,” it is used as a meeting place for numerous political and social activists through the centuries.

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