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

Ebenezer Hancock House

A Designated Boston Landmark

 
 
Ebenezer Hancock House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Ebenezer Hancock House Marker
Inscription.  

The Ebenezer Hancock House, built in 1767, is the only remaining house in Boston associated with John Hancock. He owned the house but it was lived in by his brother Ebenezer, who was Deputy Paymaster General of the Continental Army.

This is one of the few downtown residences surviving from the late 18th century. From 1798 to 1963 the country’s oldest continuously run shoe store occupied the building’s first floor.
 
Erected by The Boston Landmarks Commission, City of Boston and The Bostonian Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1767.
 
Location. 42° 21.692′ N, 71° 3.414′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Marshall Street and Creek Square, on the right when traveling north on Marshall Street. Marker is located on the route of Boston's Freedom Trail. 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. Green Dragon Tavern (a few steps from this marker); The Bell-in-Hand (a few steps from this marker);
Ebenezer Hancock House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Ebenezer Hancock House
Today this building is a legal office.
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Proclamation of the "Bells" Journey (a few steps from this marker); Union Oyster House (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Adams (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Faneuil Hall (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Faneuil Hall (about 600 feet away); The Freedom Trail (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Ebenezer Hancock House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Ebenezer Hancock House
As Deputy Paymaster General of the Continental Army, Hancock once held in this house 2½ million French crowns in silver coin sent by King Louis XVI to pay American soldiers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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