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

John Greenwood / Ann Pollard / Harriot Keziah Hunt / Charlotte Saunders Cushman

 
 
John Greenwood / Ann Pollard / Harriot Keziah Hunt / Charlotte Saunders Cushman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 16, 2014
1. John Greenwood / Ann Pollard / Harriot Keziah Hunt / Charlotte Saunders Cushman Marker
Inscription.
John Greenwood 1729 - 1792
Painter of Portraits and Mezzotint Engraver of a family long known in the North End as builders of ships. A nephew of Isaac Greenwood, first Hollis Professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Harvard College. Born and lived on Salutation and North Streets until his removal to England in 1792.

Ann Pollard 1620 - 1725
Arriving as a child of ten with the company of John Winthrop, she is counted the first white woman to have stepped on Boston soil. In later years she described the place of landing at the foot of Prince Street as "Very uneven; abounding in small hollows and swamps covered with blueberries and other bushes

Harriot Keziah Hunt 1805 - 1875
Denied attendance at the lectures of the Harvard Medical School because of her sex, she nevertheless became one of the first women in Boston to practice medicine as a profession. She was born at the foot of Hanover Street on the water front. Her diary gibes glimpses of beauty and comfort of the old North End homes and gardens.

Charlotte Saunders Cushman 1816 - 1876
A great actress. On the site of her birthplace on Parmenter Street, the City of Boston built a public school and named it in her honor. She was present at the dedication and spoke to the pupils with admirable wisdom and encouragement.
 
Location.

Paul Revere Mall image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 16, 2014
2. Paul Revere Mall
42° 21.954′ N, 71° 3.246′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Unity Street. Click for map. Marker is in Paul Revere Mall. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church (here, next to this marker); Benjamin Franklin (here, next to this marker); John Tileston / To Those Men of the North End (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Tucker / Increase Mather / Edward Holyoke / Edward Everett / Christian Gullager (a few steps from this marker); Sir William Phips / Joseph Warren / John Manley / Edmund Hartt (a few steps from this marker); The Men of the North End (a few steps from this marker); The Salutation Tavern / The Green Dragon Tavern (a few steps from this marker); St. Stephen's Church (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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