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

Louisburg Square

Beacon Hill

 
 
Louisburg Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
1. Louisburg Square Marker
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Louisburg (pronounced Lewisberg) Square is a private residential park. It was laid out in 1826 by the Mount Vernon Proprietors on pasture land purchased from John Singleton Copley. The homes were built from 1833 to 1847, and the statues of Aristides, to the south, and Columbus, to the north, were erected in 1850.

The name is thought to commemorate the 1745 Battle of Louisburg during which an army of New England volunteers captured Cape Breton Island from the French.
All residences in this neighborhood are private.
 
Erected by Boston 200. (Marker Number BH09.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
 
Location. 42° 21.481′ N, 71° 4.125′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Mt. Vernon Street west of Willow 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. Anne Whitney (a few steps from this marker); Robert Lee Frost (a few steps from this marker); Margaret Deland
Louisburg Square and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
2. Louisburg Square and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 87 Mt. Vernon Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 66 Mt. Vernon Street (about 300 feet away); William Ellery Channing Residence (about 400 feet away); 94 Charles Street Building (about 600 feet away); 40-42 Mt. Vernon Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Aristides in Louisburg Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
3. Aristides in Louisburg Square
Columbus in Louisburg Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
4. Columbus in Louisburg Square
<i>Postcard, Louisburg Square, Aristides the Just statue, Boston, Mass.</i> image. Click for full size.
courtesy of Historic New England, circa 1910
5. Postcard, Louisburg Square, Aristides the Just statue, Boston, Mass.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on June 30, 2021.

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Dec. 8, 2022