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Ebenezer Hancock House

A Designated Boston Landmark

 
 
Ebenezer Hancock House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Ebenezer Hancock House Marker
Inscription. The Ebenezer Hancock House, built in 1767, is the only remaining house in Boston associated with John Hancock. He owned the house but it was lived in by his brother Ebenezer, who was Deputy Paymaster General of the Continental Army.

This is one of the few downtown residences surviving from the late 18th century. From 1798 to 1963 the country’s oldest continuously run shoe store occupied the building’s first floor.
 
Erected by The Boston Landmarks Commission, City of Boston.
 
Location. 42° 21.692′ N, 71° 3.414′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Marshall Street and Creek Square, on the right when traveling north on Marshall Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the route of Boston's Freedom Trail. 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. Green Dragon Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Union Oyster House (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Adams (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Faneuil Hall (about 600 feet away); a different marker also
Ebenezer Hancock House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Ebenezer Hancock House
Today this building is a legal office.
named Faneuil Hall (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of the Telephone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Boston Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Ebenezer Hancock House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Ebenezer Hancock House
As Deputy Paymaster General of the Continental Army, Hancock once held in this house 2½ million French crowns in silver coin sent by King Louis XVI to pay American soldiers.
 
 
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