Financial District in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Bunch of Grapes Tavern
Here on 30th of July 1733
was instituted under charter from
the Grand Lodge of England
The first regularly constituted lodge
of Free and Accepted Masons in America
Now St. John's Lodge of Boston
Here in 1786 was organized the Ohio Company
Pioneer in the development of the great west
under the leadership of General Rufus Putnam
first township laid out at Marietta Ohio
Erected 1925 by City of Boston.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1733.
Location. 42° 21.534′ N, 71° 3.363′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in the Financial District. Marker is on State Street just west of Kilby Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is a metal plaque, mounted above eye-level, directly on the wall, near the northeast corner of the Exchange Building. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Magoun Counting-House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boston Massacre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Meeting House in Boston Built A.D. 1632 (about 300 feet away); The Old State House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Old State House (about 300 feet away); The Freedom Trail (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Freedom Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Also see . . . Ohio Company of Associates.
The Ohio Company of Associates, also known as the Ohio Company, was a land company whose members are today credited with becoming the first non-Native American group to settle in the present-day state of Ohio. In 1788 they established Marietta, Ohio as the first permanent settlement of the new United States in the newly organized Northwest Territory. The company was formed on March 1, 1786, by Rufus Putnam, Benjamin Tupper, Samuel Holden Parsons and Manasseh Cutler in Boston, Massachusetts, subsequent to meetings at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern. (Submitted on March 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,786 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. 3. submitted on March 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.