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

John Hancock Residence

 
 
John Hancock Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Gilbertson, May 22, 2011
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.
 
Location. 42° 21.445′ N, 71° 3.863′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Beacon St just from Park St, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on right side of the entrance gate at the west stairs to the Massachusetts State House. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 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); Arrival of the Frigate Arbella (about 400 feet away); Mary Dyer (about 500 feet away); Huguenots, Women, and Tories (about 600 feet away); Boston Common (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Boston Common (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Hancock Manor image. Click for full size.
Boston Public Library, circa 1860
2. The Hancock Manor
John Hancock Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2014
4. John Hancock Residence Marker
View of the historical marker and the structure in the background immediately behind it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts.   3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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