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

Union Oyster House

 
 
Union Oyster House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Union Oyster House Marker


Inscription.  
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

The oldest continually operated restaurant and oyster bar in the United States, constructed between 1716 and 1717, it is a rare surviving brick example of Boston’s Georgian architecture.

2003
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 2003 by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1716.
 
Location. 42° 21.678′ N, 71° 3.416′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in Government Center. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Marsh Lane, on the right when traveling north on Union Street. Marker is located along the route of the Freedom
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Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Union Street, 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. Green Dragon Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Proclamation of the "Bells" Journey (a few steps from this marker); Ebenezer Hancock House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell-in-Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); The New England Holocaust Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); James Michael Curley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (about 400 feet away); Boston Timeline (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Union Oyster House website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Union Oyster House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Union Oyster House
This brick building was built in 1714. It has operated as a resturant continually since 1826.
Union Oyster House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 18, 2021
3. Union Oyster House and Marker
The marker is just to the right of the entrance to the Union Oyster House.
The Heritage Room at the Union Oyster House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 18, 2021
4. The Heritage Room at the Union Oyster House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,033 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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