A copy can sometimes tell its own original story. We mentioned the Avenue of States at the Eastern States Exposition a couple of weeks ago in this post. Above is the replica of the Old Massachusetts State House.
There had once been the figure of a lion atop the building’s façade, with a unicorn on the other side. These were symbols of the British monarchy. They’re not here now.
But you see them on the replica at the fairgrounds in West Springfield, which was built in 1919.
No massacre occurred outside its door, but there are quite long lines during the fair. We may have a different sense of hardship in the 21st century.
For more on the Old Statehouse (the real one), have a look at this website.