Current building and history
Although no 17th century structures survive on the street, the existing homes are a assortment of 18th and 19th century houses that front directly onto the sidewalks. They stand close together on small lots that are roughly 49 ½ feet deep, as was allotted in the first division in 1620.
Unlike many New England communities Plymouth has a market square rather than a green at its center. Town Square occupies the upper end of Leyden Street and is surrounded by three prominent buildings. The 1749 Courthouse on the corner of Market Street occupies the south side of the square; the stone First Parish Church (Unitarian) is at the west end and the white wooden church of the Pilgrimage (Congregational) is on the north side. A stairway up Burial Hill can be found at the northwest corner of Town Square at the entrance to School Street.
Plymouth Town House, cica 1900, The 1749 Courthouse, subsequently the seat of town government from 1820 to 1953, is now a town museum. There was a market beneath the building year ago.
Location. 41° 57.387′ N, 70° 39.688′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Leyden Street and Water Street on Leyden Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plymouth Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bradford (within shouting distance of this marker); Coleís Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 1630-1930 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Coles Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Tribble House (about 300 feet away); First House Built by the Pilgrims (about 300 feet away); Gurnet Fortifications (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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