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Encyclopedia > Revere, Massachusetts
Revere, Massachusetts
Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway
Official seal of Revere, Massachusetts
Seal
Location in Suffolk County in Massachusetts
Location in Suffolk County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°24′30″N 71°00′45″W / 42.40833, -71.0125
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Suffolk County
Settled 1630
Incorporated 1846
Government
 - Type Mayor-council city
 - Mayor Thomas G. Ambrosino
Area
 - City  10.0 sq mi (26.0 km²)
 - Land  5.9 sq mi (15.3 km²)
 - Water  4.1 sq mi (10.6 km²)
Elevation  20 ft (6 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 47,283
 - Density 7,994.2/sq mi (3,086.6/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02151
Area code(s) 339 / 781
Website: http://www.revere.org/index.htm/

Revere is a city in Suffolk County, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a state of the United States of America. It borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north, Melrose to the northwest, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It comprises 10.0 square miles, although 4.1 of which are open water and wetlands and not suitable for development. Of the 5.9 miles² of developed land, 70% is used for housing. Revere is located approximately 5 miles from downtown Boston. The population was 47,283 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Revere_city_hall. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 339 is an overlay of parts of area code 781. ... Under the North American Numbering Plan for telephone area codes, area code 781 covers suburban Boston, Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of...   Nickname: Winthrop-by-the-Sea Settled: 1635 â€“ Incorporated: 1852 Zip Code(s): 02152 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... East Boston was annexed by the City of Boston in 1636 and is separated from the rest of the city by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1624 Incorporated 1739 Government  - Type Council-manager city  - City Manager Jay Ash Area  - City  2. ... Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1649 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard C. Howard Area  - City  5. ... Saugus is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1629 Incorporated 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Chip Clancy Area  - City  13. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ...

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History

Revere Post Office, 300 Broadway
Revere Post Office, 300 Broadway

Revere’s first inhabitants were Native Americans who belonged to the Pawtucket Tribe and were known as the Rumney Marsh Indians. The leader, or sachem, of the Pawtuckets was Nanepashemet of Lynn. In 1616, an epidemic, probably smallpox, swept the region killing thousands in its wake. Nanepashemet retired to the Mystic River, in what is now Medford, but was found murdered in 1619 at his fort on the brow of Rock Hill overlooking the river. Image File history File links Revere_post_office. ... Image File history File links Revere_post_office. ...


Three sons succeeded him in his reign. One of them, Wonohaquaham, also called Sagamore John, had jurisdiction over the Indians at Winnisemmit (later Chelsea) and Rumney Marsh. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1624 Incorporated 1739 Government  - Type Council-manager city  - City Manager Jay Ash Area  - City  2. ...


Often, the Indians, with their intimate knowledge of the vast yet unexplored wilderness, would help the settlers in their struggle to survive. During King Phillip's War, the local friendly Indians were placed on what is now Deer Island where many of them perished. Later, some of the Indians on the island were enlisted to help the colonists defeat the other warring tribes. King Philips War was a general Indian uprising in 1675-1676 to resist continued expansion of the English colonies in New England. ... 1888 German map of Boston Harbor showing Deer Island on the middle righthand side. ...


Rumney Marsh was originally divided and allotted to twenty-one of Boston's most prominent citizens. By 1639, the original 21 allotments had been consolidated into seven great farms. Farming was, and continued to be, the principal industry of Winnisemmet, and Rumney Marsh in particular.


On September 25, 1634, Rumney Marsh was annexed to Boston, which had received its name only four years earlier. Winnisemmet and Pullen Point (which was later to be known as Winthrop) were also annexed to Boston. The first County Road in North America stretched across Rumney Marsh from the Winnisemmet Ferry to Olde Salem in 1641. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Winthrop is the name of some places: In the United States of America: Winthrop, Maine Winthrop, Massachusetts Winthrop, Minnesota Winthrop, Arkansas Winthrop, Iowa Winthrop, Washington In Australia: Winthrop, Western Australia Winthrop is also part of the name of: Winthrop University John Winthrop Winthrop Rockefeller Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This...


In 1739, Rumney Marsh, Winnisemmet and Pullen Point were set off from Boston and established as the Town of Chelsea. Revere was the largest of the three settlements, and therefore was selected as the Town Centre. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1624 Incorporated 1739 Government  - Type Council-manager city  - City Manager Jay Ash Area  - City  2. ...


Revere played a role in the American Revolution as the site of the first naval battle in 1775 at Rumney Marsh.


In 1852, Pullen Point was set off from North Chelsea and established as the Town of Winthrop. That same year, Chelsea became a city. In 1871, North Chelsea adopted the name of Revere. The population was 1,197. The name of the Salem Turnpike, which had been completed in 1803, was changed to Broadway.


Geography

Revere is located at 42°24′58″N, 71°0′19″W (42.416247, -71.005250).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.0 km² (10.0 mi²). 15.3 km² (5.9 mi²) of it is land and 10.6 km² (4.1 mi²) of it (40.98%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 47,283 people, 19,463 households, and 11,872 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,089.0/km² (7,994.2/mi²). There were 20,181 housing units at an average density of 1,318.4/km² (3,412.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.35% White (which includes a large Italian community), 2.88% African American, 0.26% Native American, 4.54% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.11% from other races, and 3.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.44% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,463 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.09. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $37,067, and the median income for a family was $45,865. Males had a median income of $36,881 versus $31,300 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,698. About 11.9% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

The completion in 1838 of the Eastern Railroad (later the Boston & Maine), and in 1875 of the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad (the Narrow Gauge), signaled the beginning of rapid population growth for the town and the development of the beach as a summer resort. They increased accessibility of Revere Beach, which became famous as a resort. By 1885, ten years later, the town had increased to 3,637 people, more than tripling in size over 15 years. By 1890 the population grew to 5,668. 1898 map The Boston and Maine Railroad (AAR reporting mark BM), also known by the abbreviation B&M, was the dominant railroad of the northern New England region of the United States for a century. ... 2-4-4 Mason Bogie locomotive #6 as built in 1886. ...


The MBTA Blue Line terminates in Revere, with stops at Wonderland, Revere Beach, and Beachmont. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... The Blue Line is one of the four subway lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... in c. ... Beachmont is a relatively insular neighborhood within Revere, Massachusetts. ...


U.S. Route 1 and state routes 1A, 16, 60, 107, and 145 run through Revere. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Massachusetts State Highway 1A is an uncommon bypass route of U.S. Highway 1 that extends from Boston, Massachusetts to Newburyport, Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts Route 16, often referred to simply as Route 16, is a East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... Route 60 is an east-west state highway running through the northern suburbs of Boston. ...


Points of interest

Revere Beach

Beach & Boulevard in c. 1914
Beach & Boulevard in c. 1914
Ice Wall in c. 1908
Ice Wall in c. 1908
Revere Beach

Revere Beach is the oldest public beach in the United States. It has a fairly active beach front district. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 796 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1952 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 796 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1952 pixel, file size: 2. ... in c. ...


From its inception, Revere Beach was "the people's beach," used mostly by the working class and the many immigrants who settled in the area.


When people reminisce about Revere Beach it is not the sand and surf they remember most: It is the amusements. The Whip, the Ferris Wheel, Bluebeard's Palace, the Fun House, Hurley's Dodgems, the Pit, Himalaya, Hippodrome, Sandy's, the Mickey Mouse, the Virginia Reel and many more provided hours of enjoyment for residents and visitors alike. Of course, the biggest attraction was the Cyclone, among the largest roller coasters in the United States. Opened in 1927, its cars traveled at a speed of 50 miles per hour and its climb reached a 100 feet.


In addition to the sand, surf and amusements, there were two roller skating rinks, two bowling alleys, and numerous food stands. There were also the ballrooms, including the most famous, the Oceanview and the Beachview, each the site of many dance marathons which were popular in the 1930s.


The Beach began to deteriorate in the 1950s. By the early 1970s it had become a strip of honky tonk bars and abandoned buildings. The Great Blizzard of '78 proved to be the final death knell for the "old" Revere Beach, as many of the remaining businesses, amusements, pavilions, sidewalks, and much of the seawall were destroyed. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A seawall is a form of hard coastal defence constructed on the inland part of a coast to reduce the effects of strong waves and to defend the coast around a town or harbour from erosion. ...


The Beach was the focus of a major revitalization effort by the Metropolitan District Commission and the City in the 1980s and was officially reopened in May 1992. It now boasts high rise housing units, a resanded beach, restored pavilions, and a renovated boulevard. Revere commemorated the centennial of the first opening of Revere Beach on the weekend of July 19, 1996. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is a state agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...


Wonderland Greyhound Park

Parimutuel wagering was legalized by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1934. Wonderland Greyhound Park opened the following year and has offered greyhound racing continuously for the past 70 years. Constructed on the site of the old Wonderland Amusement Park in Revere, the site had been converted from an amusement park to a bicycle track at the turn of the century. Wonderland Park is one of the state's few remaining greyhound racing tracks. Parimutuel betting (from the French language: pari mutuel, mutual betting) is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; taxes and a house take are removed, and payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all placed bets, rounded down... The Wonderland Amusement Park operated from 1906 to 1911 in Revere, Massachusetts. ... This article needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


Notable residents

  • Charles Stuart, alleged murderer in an infamous case
  • Horatio Alger, author
  • Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist
  • Tony Conigliaro, professional baseball player
  • Jack Haley, actor, most notable for his appearance as The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz
  • Norman Greenbaum, musician
  • Derin Mc Williams, former presidential canidate
  • Ernest Bell, artist
  • Jack Dean, part time human, part time god, full time spartan
  • Joseph Spallone, lead singer of Red Invasion
  • Nicholas Napolitano, proffesional poker player
  • Dino Mazzarelli, the friendly neighborhood spiderman
  • Jason Dana, musician Unanswered Prayers

Charles Stuart is a name that could refer to: The English monarch Charles II of England. ... Horatio Alger, Jr. ... Freddy Cannon, born December 4, 1940, is an American rock and roll singer. ... Anthony Richard Conigliaro (January 7, 1945 - February 24, 1990), nicknamed Tony C and Conig,[1][2] was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Boston Red Sox (1964-67, 1969-1970, 1975) and California Angels (1971). ... Jack Haley August 10, 1898-June 6, 1979, was an American film actor best known for his portrayal of The Tin Man (and farmworker Hickory) in The Wizard of Oz, which role he got only because actor Buddy Ebsen had a near-fatal reaction from ingesting the aluminum dust makeup... The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ... Norman Greenbaum (born on November 20, 1942 in Malden, Massachusetts) is a singer-songwriter who was . ...

Trivia

St. Anthony's, 250 Revere St.
St. Anthony's, 250 Revere St.
  • Chelsea Creek was the site of the Revolutionary War's first naval battle in 1775.
  • Bell Isle Marsh Reservation is the largest surviving salt marsh in Boston Harbor. It showcases plants and wildlife now rare to the Metropolitan area.
  • Next Stop: Wonderland was filmed here.

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