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

Flour and Grain Exchange

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Flour and Grain Exchange Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Location. 42° 21.505′ N, 71° 3.163′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Custom House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Custom House (about 400 feet away); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Faneuil Hall (approx.
Flour and Grain Exchange image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Flour and Grain Exchange
0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Faneuil Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Boston Massacre (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the First Meeting House in Boston Built A.D. 1632 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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