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Turn All of Boston into a Museum with Your Cell Phone

Posted: Oct. 10th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Lincoln Agnew for Boston Globe

A new cell phone app has citizens and visitors to Boston viewing the city in a completely new light. With information, guides and podcasts that highlight the historic city in ways most people never considered, Boston, as a whole, is practically the world's largest museum now.

You think you know Boston? Did you know that a memorial to Kahlil Gibran, author of every college coed’s guide to life, “The Prophet,” is on Dartmouth Street? That the first pastor of Trinity Church, Phillips Brooks, wrote the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem?” That Northeastern University started as an offshoot of the YMCA? That the Federal Reserve building in Dewey Square was built with those giant brushed aluminum louvers because sunlight streaming through the building’s east-west orientation would otherwise have blinded people working inside?

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