In Boston, there are a great deal of buildings which have born witness to history. This is because it is truly an old settlement from colonial times. Mostly, these buildings can be seen in Boston proper, downtown, and the North End. To see them imparts individuals -mostly architects- the architectural in ethos of old Boston. It is possible to see how a city molted from the old into the new, traditional to modern. This sketch is from the middle of downtown, where skyscrapers defy history through their size and shape. Perhaps the most important building in Boston is the Old State House, as it has an important meaning for all people who live in the U.S.. On July 18, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from the east balcony. Hence, this building is proof of history to them, and, in fact, to us -architects.