Copley Square

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In the greater Boston area, the word square is often used to refer merely to an intersection of two streets that has been named in somebody's honor and labelled by a sign announcing the name. By contrast, Boston's Copley Square in the Back Bay area is a square in the usual sense of the word. Before 1916, it was the site of the campus of MIT, which moved across the river to Cambridge in that year. Copley Square is the terminus of the Boston Marathon.

Copley Square is best known for its architectural landmarks, which include:

Copley Square is a stop on the MBTA Green Line subway; the Orange Line and commuter rail trains stop at nearby Back Bay Station. It was also at one time the terminal of the Boston and Providence Railroad, before South Station was built.Template:US-northeast-geo-stub

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