North End in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
1706 - 1790
Diplomat and Statesman
A Man of Towering Eminence
As Publisher of Poor Richard’s Almanac he provided America in its upbuilding with a practical Philosophy and enriched its common speech with a wealth of proverbs. He believed that reason and work are the paths to progress.
His humorous, realistic, far-ranging mind, the liberalism of his political and social philosophy, the manifold services he rendered to his fellow men, made him one of the greatest Americans.
He lived as a boy at the corner of Union and Hanover Streets. The house formerly standing in Unity Street at the head of this mall was owned by him and occupied by his sisters.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism.
Location. 42° 21.955′ N, 71° 3.241′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in North End. Marker can be reached from Unity Street near Tileston Street. Marker is in Paul Revere Mall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Unity St, Boston MA 02113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. John Tileston / To Those Men of the North End (here, next to this marker); Christ Church (here, next to this marker); The Men of the North End (here, next to this marker); John Greenwood / Ann Pollard / Harriot Keziah Hunt / Charlotte Saunders Cushman (here, next to this marker); Samuel Tucker / Increase Mather / Edward Holyoke / Edward Everett / Christian Gullager (here, next to this marker); Sir William Phips / Joseph Warren / John Manley / Edmund Hartt (here, next to this marker); To Those Men of the North End / Thomas Cass (a few steps from this marker); The Salutation Tavern / The Green Dragon Tavern (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 125 times this year. Last updated on February 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. It was the Marker of the Week December 25, 2022. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on February 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on December 17, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.