Paul Revere House stands on the north side of the square. This is the oldest building in the city. It stands on the site of the Increase Mather parsonage, burned in the "great fire" of 1676. The new parsonage was on Hanover Street, but the present house was built at about the same time. This was the home of Revere for thirty years - 1770-1800. Though the efforts of the Paul Revere Memorial Association it is now restored to its original condition. The immense fireplaces, the ancient wall paper, the quaint little "entry," and many other features of the colonial period make this charming spot in the midst of the babel of the foreign-speaking section.