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Deacon Larkin House

 
 
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Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
1. Deacon Larkin House Marker
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This 1790s Georgian residence was built for Deacon John Larkin, a patriot best remembered for his role in Paul Revere's legendary midnight ride. It was Larkin's horse that carried Revere out to Lexington and Concord to warn the Committee of Safety of the approaching British troops.

Larkin's original house stood in nearby City Square. Along with the rest of Charlestown,it was destroyed during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. This clapboard-sided house with a low third floor and quoin-embellished corners is a rare survivor from Charlestown's post-Revolutionary era of construction.
 
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 42° 22.409′ N, 71° 3.734′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Winthrop Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Main St, Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Hurd House (within shouting distance of this marker);

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Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
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Vietnam/Korean Conflict Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Court of the Assistants (about 500 feet away); The Training Field's Struggle for Survival (about 600 feet away); Charlestown Training Field / Winthrop Square (about 600 feet away); Great House (about 600 feet away); American Soldiers Killed June 17, 1775 (about 700 feet away); Charlestown World War II Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Deacon Larkin House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
3. Deacon Larkin House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022