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

John Hancock Residence

 
 
John Hancock Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
1. John Hancock Residence Marker
Inscription.  

Here stood the residence of John Hancock; A prominent and patriotic merchant of Boston, the first signer of the Declaration of American Independence, and first governor of Massachusetts under the State Constitution.
Erected 1737. Removed 1863.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1737.
 
Location. 42° 21.445′ N, 71° 3.863′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in Beacon Hill. Marker is on Beacon Street just west of Park Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the right side of the entrance gate at the west stairs to the Massachusetts State House. 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. George Francis Parkman (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sculptor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
John Hancock Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matt Gilbertson, May 22, 2011
2. John Hancock Residence Marker
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Beacon Hill (about 400 feet away); Arrival of the Frigate Arbella (about 400 feet away); General Joseph Hooker (about 400 feet away); Grand Army of the Republic in Massachusetts (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
John Hancock Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2014
3. John Hancock Residence Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along Beacon Street.
John Hancock Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
4. John Hancock Residence Marker
The Hancock Manor image. Click for full size.
Boston Public Library, circa 1860
5. The Hancock Manor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   2. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on July 23, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on June 26, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 4, 2023