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87 Mt. Vernon Street

Beacon Hill

 
 
87 Mt. Vernon Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
1. 87 Mt. Vernon Street Marker
Inscription.  

Charles Bulfinch, the foremost architect of his time, designed this house in 1805 for Stephen Higginson, Jr. Like No. 85, which Bulfinch built in 1800 for Harrison Gray Otis, it is not part of a continuous block. That more economical pattern was soon adopted as the demand for land on Beacon Hill increased.

Bulfinch used the design of No. 87 for four houses, now destroyed, that he built on Park Street in 1805.

All residences in this neighborhood are private. BH08
 
Erected by Boston 200.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 42° 21.491′ N, 71° 4.067′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Mt. Vernon Street west of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west. 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 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 66 Mt. Vernon Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Deland (within shouting distance of this marker); William Ellery Channing Residence
87 Mt. Vernon Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
2. 87 Mt. Vernon Street and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Lee Frost (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisburg Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anne Whitney (about 300 feet away); 40-42 Mt. Vernon Street (about 300 feet away); The Mason Houses (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Dec. 8, 2022