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John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site

 
 
John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2017
1. John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site Marker
Inscription.

Near this site
was the first house in Boston of

John Winthrop

Born 1588 - Died 1649
Governor of Massachusetts
for twelve years
First elected October 20, 1629
Brought the charter from
England June 12, 1630

 
Erected 1930 by City of Boston.
 
Location. 42° 21.529′ N, 71° 3.386′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on State Street east of Congress Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is a metal plaque, mounted above eye-level, directly on the wall, near the northwest corner of the Exchange Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 State Street, Boston MA 02109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bunch of Grapes Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boston Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Meeting House in Boston Built A.D. 1632 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Old State House
John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible left edge</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2017
2. John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site Marker (wide view; marker visible left edge)
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Freedom Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Robert Keayne (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Faneuil Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. The metal plaque features a bas-relief sculpture of John Winthrop.
 
Regarding John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site. Winthrop built this house after moving across the Charles River to what is now downtown Boston.
 
Also see . . .
1. State Street History.
In 1630 the first Puritan settlers, led by John Winthrop, built their earliest houses along what is today "State Street." By 1636 the thoroughfare was known as Market Street. In the 19th century State Street became known as Boston's primary location for banks and other financial institutions. (Submitted on March 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. John Winthrop - First Governor of Massachusetts.
In July of 1630, Governor John Winthrop and the Massachusetts Bay Colony settlers arrived in Salem, then traveled down to Charlestown – then called Mishawum. Mishawum had
John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Swampyank at English Wikipedia, May 1, 2008
3. John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site Marker (wide view)
no pure water, while Shawmut had beautiful springs. Rev. Blackstone invited the colonists to Shawmut, and on September 7th 1630 the Puritan's resolved that they would settle on the peninsula. (Submitted on March 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. John Winthrop.
After a brief sojourn in Charlestown, Winthrop and many of his immediate associates settled in Boston in the autumn of 1630. He shared in the formation of a church at Charlestown (afterwards the First Church in Boston) on the 30th of July 1630, of which he was thenceforth a member. At Boston he erected a large house, and there he lived till his death. (Submitted on March 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
John Winthrop image. Click for full size.
By Charles Osgood, The Bridgeman Art Library
4. John Winthrop
Exchange Building Entrance (<i>a few steps east of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2017
5. Exchange Building Entrance (a few steps east of marker)
Exchange Building Entrance (<i>a few steps east of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2017
6. Exchange Building Entrance (a few steps east of marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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