On this day in 1940, the Paul Revere Statue on Paul Revere Mall in front of Old North Church was unveiled.
Cyrus Dallin, the statue’s sculptor, originally designed the statue in 1885, for a competition. Though he won the competition, the statue was not cast until decades later 1940. By the time the statue was erected, Dallin was 79 years old.
Paul Revere Statue and Old North Church, circa 1973, Boston 200 records, Collection 0279.001, Boston City Archives, Boston