I was chatting with someone a while back, part politics, part history, part personal, and the question was asked of me whether I was conscious of the history of where I live. Although most people aren't, I actually am. I think it's pretty neat.
The subject had arisen in the context of the American Revolution, and, yeah, I remember as a teenager sneaking into John & John Quincy Adams' formal garden, and even to this day I sometimes take a left off the Great Road made famous by Paul Revere's Midnight Ride to dart into a supermarket after work. That's me darting into the supermarket, not Paul Revere.
But for this article, I skipped the Revolutionary period, bracketing it with things in my neighborhood from the period before and the period after the Revolution. Both of these sites are within a few hundred yards of me. Follow the captions for the narrative and click the images for the relevant sources and sites.