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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Old Corner Bookstore

 
 
The Old Corner Bookstore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. The Old Corner Bookstore Marker
Inscription. Thomas Crease built this structure as his apothecary and residence shortly after the great fire of 1711 destroyed Anne Hutchinson’s house on this site. Timothy Carter opened the Old Corner Bookstore here in 1829. Between 1845 and 1865, the booksellers Ticknor and Fields established the building’s lasting literary significance as the publishers of Hawthorne, Longfellow, Stowe, Emerson, Thoreau and other prominent American and British authors, who often gathered here.

In 1960, civic leaders raised money and established Historic Boston Incorporated to acquire and preserve this site.
 
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
 
Location. 42° 21.451′ N, 71° 3.499′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on School Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old South Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boston Public Latin School (about 400 feet away);
Marker on Boston's Freedom Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on Boston's Freedom Trail
The marker can be seen here to the left of the doorway of the present business.
Electric Fire Alarm System 1852 (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Boston's Old City Hall (about 400 feet away); Captain Robert Keayne (about 400 feet away); The Parker House (about 400 feet away); Public Latin School (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Former Site of the Old Corner Bookstore. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Old Corner Bookstore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. The Old Corner Bookstore Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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