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

Jean Lefebvre Decheverus

 
 
Jean Lefebvre Decheverus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2021
1. Jean Lefebvre Decheverus Marker
Inscription.  

On this site stood the residence of
Jean Lefebvre Decheverus
First Roman Catholic Bishop of Boston
Beloved by Protestant and Catholic alike
Born in France 1768
Made bishop 1808
Recalled to France in 1823
Later made Cardinal Archbishop of Bordeaux where he died in 1836

"His thoughts were as a pyramid upheld on whose far top an angel stood and smiled
yet in his heart he was a child"

This tablet placed by the City of Boston 1925
This tablet restored by the George B. Henderson Foundation
 
Erected 1925 by City of Boston.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
 
Location. 42° 21.323′ N, 71° 3.428′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in the Financial District. Marker is on Franklin Street west of Federal Street, on the left when traveling west. 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. The Long Lane Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Site of the House of Robert Treat Paine (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Place (about 500 feet away); 45 Milk Street (about 500 feet away); The Gerrymander (about 600 feet away); Federal Building (about 600 feet away); Old South Meeting House (about 600 feet away); Boston Transcript Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus. (Submitted on June 30, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
 
Jean Lefebvre Decheverus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2021
2. Jean Lefebvre Decheverus Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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