Downtown Crossing in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Manufactory House Site
In 1754 the Province of Massachusetts Bay erected here the Manufactory House, which housed the working poor in exchange for manufacturing linen. This early public housing program was unsuccessful, and the Province began leasing to private tenants.
In 1768, led by Elisha Brown, the tenants opposed the quartering of British troops. They barricaded the building to prevent eviction; ultimately the soldiers withdrew. The building was a British Army hospital after the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. In 1784 it became the Massachusetts Bank, Boston's first financial institution. The building was razed about 1806.
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
Location. 42° 21.4′ N, 71° 3.699′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in Downtown Crossing. Marker is at the intersection of Hamilton Place and Tremont Street, on the left when traveling east on Hamilton Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 First Commercial Dental Laboratory in America (a few steps from this marker); Park Street Congregational Church (a few steps from this marker); Park Street Church (within shouting distance of this marker); James Otis (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Common (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Street Subway (within shouting distance of this marker); The Common / The Freedom Trail / America's First Subway (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Revere Buried in this Ground (within shouting distance of 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 June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.