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The Old State House, once one of Boston's most renowned historic buildings, now serves as the headquarters of Goodneighbor's mayor, Hancock. According to popular legend, the leader took his name when he took the famous statesman's outfit, once on display.Fallout 4 loading screen

The Old State House is an unmarked location in Goodneighbor in 2287.

Background

Built in 1713, the Old State House is the oldest public building in Boston. During the years before the Revolutionary War, this building was a hotbed for the ideas and ideals that would result in revolution. According to John Adams, it was here where "the child Independence was born." In 1770, right outside its doors, the Boston Massacre took place, spurring the American colonists into action. The Old State House was the seat of Massachusetts government until the New State House was constructed in 1798.[1]

Surviving the Great War completely intact, it now serves as the government building and town hall of Goodneighbor, and functions as the bunkhouse of the Neighborhood Watch as well as John Hancock’s residence.[2]

Layout

The Old State House is to the north upon entering Goodneighbor, across from the shop Kill or Be Killed. The building has four accessible levels, including a basement, a first floor, a second floor, and an attic. The Third Rail is located in a former subway station under the basement, but cannot be accessed from here.

First floor

The first floor is built around a central spiral staircase leading to the second floor and the basement. The first floor has two rooms, including a small museum filled with display cases in the east, and a break room for the Neighborhood Watch in the west.

Second floor and attic

The second floor contains another break room with a door exiting to the balcony to the east, and Hancock's living quarters with his private terminal to the west. The second floor also contains a stairway near the spiral staircase leading up to the attic where the drifters sleep.

Basement

The basement contains a prison cell for the uncommon lawbreakers of Goodneighbor who don't end up dead from their transgressions.

Plaque

Built in 1713, the Old State House is the oldest public building in Boston. During the years before the Revolutionary War, this building was a hotbed for the ideas and ideals that would result in revolution. It was here that John Adams said, "the child Independence was born." In 1770, right outside its doors, the Boston Massacre took place where five American colonistIn-game spelling died inciting rage against the British occupation. The Old State House was the seat of Massachusetts government until the New State House was constructed in 1798."

Inhabitants

Notable loot

Related quests

Appearances

The Old State House appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

The location is based on the real-world Old State House, a museum and one of the oldest public buildings in Boston.

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References

  1. Old State House placard: "Built in 1713, the Old State House is the oldest public building in Boston. During the years before the Revolutionary War, this building was a hotbed for the ideas and ideals that would result in revolution. It was here that John Adams said, "the child Independence was born." In 1770, right outside its doors, the Boston Massacre took place where five American colonistIn-game spelling died inciting rage against the British occupation. The Old State House was the seat of Massachusetts government until the New State House was constructed in 1798."
    (Boston landmark inscriptions)
  2. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The Old State House, once one of Boston's most renowned historic buildings, now serves as the headquarters of Goodneighbor's mayor, Hancock. According to popular legend, the leader took his name when he took the famous statesman's outfit, once on display."
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