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Magoun Counting-House Site

 
 
Magoun Counting-House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2021
1. Magoun Counting-House Site Marker
Inscription.  

Thatcher Magoun, a ship designer, builder and merchant, founded Thatcher Magoun & Son, a counting-house which operated on this site in the 19th century. Magoun's fleet of sailing ships carried the house flag into ports around the world.

The Magoun counting-house was one of many similar establishments of the time and reflects the 19th century predominance of Boston as a port, and the role of State Street in the financial history of Boston. An essential part of the business community since the colonial era, State Street remains a center of investment and commerce.
 
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 21.549′ N, 71° 3.403′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in Government Center. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and State Street, on the right when traveling north on Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 State Street, Boston MA 02109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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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); The Boston Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Meeting House in Boston Built A.D. 1632 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Freedom Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Freedom Trail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Magoun Counting-House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2021
2. Magoun Counting-House Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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