Financial District in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Flour and Grain Exchange
A Designated Boston Landmark
Originally a meeting hall for the Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Exchange was built on land donated by streetcar magnate Henry M. Whitney and completed in 1892. Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge designed the tiered arches and rock-faced masonry which exemplify the Romanesque revival style associated with H. H. Richardson.
The sturdy walls and elaborate design reflect an expression of financial security appropriate to the city's commercial circles. The exterior was restored by the Beal Companies in 1988.
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 42° 21.505′ N, 71° 3.163′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in the Financial District. Marker is on Milk Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 Milk Street, 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 Continental Wingate Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 52 Broad Street (about 300 feet away, measured Batterymarch Building (about 300 feet away); The Waterfront Then and Now / The Custom House (about 300 feet away); Custom House (about 400 feet away); U.S. Custom House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Custom House (about 400 feet away); 255 State Street Sea Glass (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
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