Quincy unveils Hancock Adams Common, a long-awaited $35M project

QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - A long-awaited park in the heart of Quincy was unveiled on Saturday two founding father who hail from the city, John Hancock and John Adams.

A space once used as a militia training field, then as a busy road separating the United First Parish Church from Quincy City hall, is now known as the Hancock Adams Common.

Pulitzer prize-winning historian David McCullough joined Gov. Baker, Mayor Koch and hundreds of others for the dedication.

The past and present are on display on this four-acre, $35 million project, where countless are expected to pass through for years to come.

“I learned a lot of new things about John Adams I didn’t know,” one Quincy resident, Martin Callaghan, said.

Dan Cosgrove, also a Quincy resident, said the new park “ties it together,” referring to the Adams mansion and the men’s birthplaces being in the city, as well.

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