Map of Manlleu on His major trade was most likely codfish, a prevalent export of the area, which merchants traded for molasses and rum from the West Indies. Faneuil saw the need for a central marketplace to benefit the local farmers who sold their livestock to buyers. Having the finances to build it, he chose architect John Smibert and declared the building would be his gift to the city he loved. He chose as the ideal site the commercially busy Dock Square. However, citizens rejected his idea because, according to historians, it would bring all merchants and townsmen together in one spot with horses, carts, livestock, and produce (to cause) downtown Boston congestion. But, after he announced that he would add a meeting room over the marketto keep the convergence of traders off the sidewalksthe city seemed greatly appeased. When erected, Faneuil Hall bore a copper grasshopper weathervane. Map of Manlleu 2016.
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