Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
There were shrubs and flowers in the Franklin Place front-yards or borders; Commerce is just putting his granite foot upon them.
In The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1857), Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes mourns the change in Franklin Place, with a fine residential block designed by Charles Bulfinch in 1793. The fashionable area - houses, gardens and all – was torn down in 1857-58, and renamed Franklin Street when commercial buildings were built here. Only the width and crescent shape of the street remain from the original design.
Caption: A photograph before 1857 of Franklin Place, with the Tontine Crescent to the right.
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Erected by Boston 200. (Marker Number CD07.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
Location. 42° 21.338′ N, 71° 3.534′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Church in the City of Boston (about 300 feet away); The Gerrymander (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Ralph Waldo Emerson (about 400 feet away); Jordan Marsh (about 400 feet away); Boston Transcript Building (about 400 feet away); Beginning of Jordan Marsh (about 400 feet away); The Province House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
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