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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

20 Pinckney Street

Beacon Hill

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
1. 20 Pinckney Street Marker
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As a little girl Louisa May Alcott lived in rented rooms at 20 Pinckney Street. The Alcott home was part of the Boston literary scene during the decades before the Civil War. Louisa's father, Bronson Alcott, was an innovative educator whose friends included Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Ellery Channing and William Lloyed Garrison.

In the 1880s, her reputation and fortune secure, Miss Alcott returned to Beacon Hill. She lived at 10 Louisburg Square until her death.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen.
 
Location. 42° 21.528′ N, 71° 3.96′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Pinckney Street west of Joy Street, on the left 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. The Historic Beacon Hill District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mason Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); 40-42 Mt. Vernon Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Charles Sumner
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
2. 20 Pinckney Street and Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Ellery Channing Residence (about 400 feet away); African Meeting House (about 500 feet away); 66 Mt. Vernon Street (about 500 feet away); 87 Mt. Vernon Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Louisa May Alcott. (Submitted on June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
The Alcott Residence at 10 Louisburg Square image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
3. The Alcott Residence at 10 Louisburg Square
This nearby residence is mentioned in the marker text but does not have its own marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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