Inscription. This 1790s Georgian residence was built for Deacon John Larkin, a patriot best remembered for his role in Paul Revere's legendary midnight ride. It was Larkin's horse that carried Revere out to Lexington and Concord to warn the Committee of Safety of the approaching British troops.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
|1. Deacon Larkin House Marker|
Larkin's original house stood in nearby City Square. Along with the rest of Charlestown,it was destroyed during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. This clapboard-sided house with a low third floor and quoin-embelished corners is a rare survivor from Charlestown's post-Revolutionary era of construction.
Location. 42° 22.409′ N, 71° 3.734′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Winthrop Street on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Main St., Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court of the Assistants (about 600 feet away, in a direct line); Great House (about 600 feet away); American Soldiers Killed June 17, 1775 (about 700 feet away); City Square: (about 700 feet away); Massachusetts Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Freedom Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old North Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlestown.