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

The Parker House

 
 
The Parker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. The Parker House Marker
Inscription. One of Bostonís luxury hotels, opened by innovative hosteller Harvey Parker, the Parker House has been operating on this site since 1856. Parker introduced the European Plan, started the practice of scrod, the fresh white fish catch of the day. The fabled Parker House Roll and the Boston Cream Pie originated here.

Among the illustrious patrons of the Parker House were Charles Dickens, Ulysses S. Grant and John F. Kennedy. The members of The Saturday Club, a group of leading 19th century authors including Emerson, Lowell and Longfellow, gathered here.
 
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
 
Location. 42° 21.466′ N, 71° 3.594′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Province Street, on the right 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. Public Latin School (here, next to this marker); Electric Fire Alarm System 1852 (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Boston's Old City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Boston Public Latin School
Markers on School Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Markers on School Street
Two markers are found at this location. The reflection of Boston's Old City Hall (1865 - 1969) located across the street from the marker can be seen in this photo.
(a few steps from this marker); Omni Hotels: The Parker House (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingís Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Life and Death in Colonial Boston (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Boston Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Boston Markers
The Parker House marker can be seen on the left of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 59 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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