Located at the nexus of Boston's Back Bay and South End is Copley Square, named for American artist John Singleton Copley, and framed by two architectural masterpieces: H.H. Richardson's Trinity Church, and the Boston Public Library, designed by McKim, Mead and White.
The square serves as an outdoor living room, hosting seasonal events, including a weekly farmer's market. It is surrounded by Boylston and Newbury Streets, which support a mix of retail shops. The Boston Marathon ends at Copley Square, where a memorial commemorates this world-famous Boston tradition.