Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
On this spot stood Boston’s first
Built in 1734.
Destroyed in the Great Boston Fire of 1872, during the pastorate of Phillips Brooks.
This tablet unveiled by the Presiding Bishop of the United States General Convention of the Episcopal Church
Erected 1952 by Presiding Bishop of the United States General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Disasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1734.
Location. 42° 21.316′ N, 71° 3.596′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Summer Street east of Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Church in the City of Boston (here, next to this marker); Jordan Marsh (within shouting distance of this marker); Beginning of Jordan Marsh (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Ralph Waldo EmersonThe Hull Mint (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gerrymander (about 400 feet away); Samuel Adams House Site (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Also see . . . Phillips Brooks. Brooks is probably most famous for penning the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem". (Submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.