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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Suffolk County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Suffolk County, MA (221) Essex County, MA (247) Middlesex County, MA (272) Norfolk County, MA (80) Plymouth County, MA (124)  SuffolkCounty(221) Suffolk County (221)  EssexCounty(247) Essex County (247)  MiddlesexCounty(272) Middlesex County (272)  NorfolkCounty(80) Norfolk County (80)  PlymouthCounty(124) Plymouth County (124)
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1Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — "A state of perfect chaos"William Bainbridge 1812
This 1833 view of Boston from the west end of the Navy Yard shows a harbor full of busy activity. The steeple of the Old North Church is still a prominent landmark. [courtesy Library of Congress] The Navy Yard in the War of 1812 When . . . — Map (db m60117) HM
2Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — "Old Ironsides" in Dry Dock 1Boston Nat’l Hist Pk — Charlestown Navy Yard —
USS Constitution first entered Dry Dock 1 in 1833. Though she was the first ship to test the new dry dock system, the tough oak hull of “Old Ironsides” had already seen several repairs. To rebuild the ship, woodworkers selected . . . — Map (db m71539) HM WM
3Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — A New View of an Old ShipUSS Cassin Young (DD-793) — Charlestown Naval Yard, Boston National Historical Park —
Since 1981, millions of visitors have walked the decks of USS CASSIN YOUNG, experiencing her history and heroics. Now they have the opportunity to see a new side of this “greyhound of the sea” - what lies below the waterline. . . . — Map (db m71480) WM
4Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — A Riot, the Massacre, and the Tea Party
From 1769-1776 Boston was the flashpoint for events leading up to the American Revolution. On February 22, 1770, a crowd gathered around the house and shop of a Tory sympathizer and customs agent, Ebenezer Richardson. When they started pelting the . . . — Map (db m18766) HM
5Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — African Americans at Copp’s Hill
The first mention of Africans arriving in Boston is in Governor John Winthrop’s diary entry of February 26, 1638, in which he states: “Mr. Peirce, in the Salem Ship, the Desire, returned from the West Indies . . . and brought some . . . — Map (db m21011) HM
6Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — American Redoubts
Location of the American Redoubts on Dorchester Heights which compelled the evacuation of Boston by the British Army March 17 – 1776. — Map (db m17960) HM
7Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — American Soldiers Killed June 17, 1775
Tablet #1: Connecticut Troops ---------- Roger Fox, William Cheeney, Asahel Lyon, Matthew Cummings, Samuel Ashbo, Gershom Smith, Benjamin Ross, Daniel Memory, Wilson Rowlandson <<<>>> Soldiers Unassigned ---------- Amasa Fisk -- Pepperell . . . — Map (db m55205) HM
8Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Arrival of the Frigate Arbella
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9Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — BakeryFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area —
The rank and financial status of Ft. Warren residents determined the quality of meal they ate. Rations for Union soldiers consisted of fresh beef with potatoes three times a week, salt beef, pork or ham three times a week, and baked beans on Sunday. . . . — Map (db m108118) HM
10Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Benjamin Franklin
Front of Monument: Born in Boston, 17 January, 1706. Died in Philadelphia, 17 April, 1790. Right Side of Monument: Treaty of Peace and Independence 3 September, 1783 Rear of Monument: Eripuit Colo Tulmen Sceptrumque Tyrannis. Left . . . — Map (db m18506) HM
11Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Benjamin Franklin1706 - 1790
Printer, Scientist, Philanthropist, Diplomat and Statesman A Man of Towering Eminence As Publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac he provided America in its upbuilding with a practical Philosophy and enriched its common speech with a wealth of . . . — Map (db m101423) HM
12Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Birthplace of the Telephone
Here on June 2, 1875, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson first transmitted sound over wires. This successful experiment was completed in a fifth floor garret at what was then 109 Court Street and marked the beginning of world-wide . . . — Map (db m49787) HM
13Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Common
In or about the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred thirty and four the then present inhabitants of said Town of Boston of whom the Honble John Winthrop Esqr Govnr of the Colony was chiefe did treate and agree with Mr William Blackstone for . . . — Map (db m18505) HM
14Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston CommonFounded 1634
Neighborhood of Revolution “Paul Revere . . . started on a ride which, in a way has never ended.” - Esther Forbes, author of the classic study, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In In the course of just two pivotal days . . . — Map (db m19101) HM
15Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston CommonFounded 1634
The Common an Historic Overview In 1634, only four years after John Winthrop and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony settled the Shawmut Peninsula and created the town of Boston, these colonists bought a 48-acre tract of land on the . . . — Map (db m19160) HM
16Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Molasses Flood
On January 15, 1919, a molasses tank at 529 Commercial Street exploded under pressure, killing 21 people. A 40-foot wave of molasses buckled the elevated railroad tracks, crushed buildings and inundated the neighborhood. Structural defects in the . . . — Map (db m40677) HM
17Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Naval Shipyard
Boston Naval Shipyard has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m58264) HM
18Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Public Latin School
On this spot stood the First House erected for the use of the Boston Public Latin School. This School has been constantly Maintained since it was Established by the following Vote of the town: At a General meeting upon Public Notice it was agreed . . . — Map (db m18509) HM
19Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston, the Navy Yard, and the War of 1812
When the Federal government established a navy yard in Massachusetts in 1800, it naturally looked to Boston Harbor. A thriving town of more than 34,000 people, Boston was home to hundreds of skilled ship carpenters, riggers, caulkers, and other . . . — Map (db m60133) HM
20Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Breed’s Hill
--------------- Site of the Battle of Bunker Hill fought June 17, 1775 --------------- Although orders were issued by the Committee of Safety to seize and fortify Bunker Hill the colonial officers after consultation fortified this hill on June 16, . . . — Map (db m17974) HM
21Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Bunch of Grapes Tavern
The Site of the Bunch of Grapes Tavern Here on 30th of July 1733 was instituted under charter from the Grand Lodge of England The first regularly constituted lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in America Now St. John's Lodge of Boston . . . — Map (db m115252) HM
22Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Bunker Hill Burying Ground
Established in 1810, this is Charlestown's second oldest burying ground, and the site of the left wing of Colonial forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. A monument marks the location of the Rail Fence and Stone Wall fortified by the . . . — Map (db m55532) HM
23Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Bunker Hill Monument
“Don’t fire ‘til you see the whites of their eyes.” The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought here on Breed’s Hill, June 17, 1775, was the first major military confrontation of the Revolutionary War. Although the British won the . . . — Map (db m18094) HM
24Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Captain John Pulling Jr.
Merchant Vestryman and Compatriot of Paul Revere on April 18, 1775 called Robert Newman from his house on Salem St. to Christ church and lest the British disturb him, locked the church doors from outside while the lanterns were being . . . — Map (db m115353) HM
25Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Captain Robert Keayne
Born in Windsor England 1595 Member of the Honourable Artillery Company of London 1623 Devoted citizen of Boston from 1635 to death in 1656 Liberal contributor for a town library for the maintenance of a free schoolmaster, for introducing pure . . . — Map (db m18514) HM
26Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Charlestown Heights
Designed in 1891 by the firm of America's foremost park planner and landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, this playground is one of the best surviving examples of the neighborhood parks in Boston's original system. Olmsted divided the park . . . — Map (db m55527) HM
27Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Charlestown Heights
Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., America’s foremost landscape architect and the creator of Boston’s Emerald Necklace and New York’s Central Park, designed Charlestown Heights, now Doherty Playground, in 1891. With an increasing population and decreasing . . . — Map (db m55528) HM
28Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Charlestown Navy YardHome of “Old Ironsides”
One of our nation's first naval shipyards was established here at Moulton's Point, Charlestown, in 1800, and remained active until 1971. During that period, the yard contributed greatly to the birth and growth of American naval power, and was the . . . — Map (db m37699) HM
29Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Charlestown Navy Yard
The Charleston Navy Yard was established in 1800 to build, repair, and supply the nation's warships. For 174 years the yard expanded and adapted to serve a growing, changing navy. In early years, skilled workers build and repaired wooden . . . — Map (db m60118) HM
30Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Charlestown Training Field / Winthrop SquareA Landscape of War & Commemoration
Training fields were a familiar sight in early New England in an era of constant alert. American colonist formed militias for protection and trained in open fields also known as commons. Charlestown Training Field dates from the 1640s . . . — Map (db m115250) HM
31Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Charlestown Training Field/Winthrop SquareThe Training Field's Struggle for Survival
Road projects in two centuries endangered the “communitie’s meeting place.” Despite the Training Field's historical importance, road projects in the 19th and 20th centuries threatened to destroy what was once called . . . — Map (db m115230) HM
32Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Christ ChurchBuilt 1723
The oldest church building in Boston after its spire was blown down in a gale October 1804 the present spire, sixteen feet shorter than the original was erected under the supervision of Charles Bulfinch Its peal of bells the first in America has . . . — Map (db m76585) HM
33Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — City Square: Continuity and Change
Native American Settlement Native American occupation of the Charlestown peninsula predates European settlements by approximately 10,000 years. Archaeological evidence, such as tools made of stone, bone, wood, and shells, suggests the early . . . — Map (db m60237) HM
34Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Clough House
This graceful home was built around 1712 and managed to survive when all its neighbors--including the house that Ben Franklin owned next door--were torn down. This was the home of one of Boston's "substantial mechanicks," Ebenezer Clough, the . . . — Map (db m76630) HM
35Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Coastal MinesFort Warren-Georges Island — Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area —
Harbor mines and cables fill the pier during the Second World War. Built in 1906, the mine-storage building (background) now houses the visitor’s center. (Inscription below the title) Countering the threat of the submarine, the U.S. military mined . . . — Map (db m62557) HM
36Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Colonel Thomas Cass and the Ninth Massachusetts Infantry
Thomas Cass. Col. Ninth Mass. Infantry. U.S.V. Fell at Malvern Hill Virginia July First 1862. Erected by the City of Boston in memory of the officers and men of the Ninth Reg. Mass. Volunteers Organized May 3 1861 Mustered out . . . — Map (db m117946) WM
37Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Colonial Craftsmen
Until a few decades before the American Revolution, Boston was the largest port in the British colonies. It thrived on maritime trade, shipbuilding, and the work of hundreds of craftspeople. While the tombs of the rich merchants and politicians ring . . . — Map (db m18795) HM
38Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Commander Barry Carle
In Memoriam Commander Barry Carle U.S. Navy 1933-1974 Died while in the service of his country Deputy District Civil Engineer for the Commandant of the First Naval District Responsible for the concept and the initial development of the . . . — Map (db m58455) HM WM
39Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Commodore John Barry“Father of the American Navy”
Born in Wexford Ireland 1745 Died in Philadelphia 1803 Received first commission from the Continental Congress to command the Lexington 1775 Sailed from Boston on the Raleigh 1778 Acclaimed in Boston in 1780 for victories on the Alliance Appointed . . . — Map (db m41561) HM
40Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Confederate POWs
During the War Between the States, 1861-1865 more than a thousand Confederates were imprisoned here of whom thirteen died. D.B. Cartwright CO H 32 N.C. James J. Cooper CO. F 17 N.C. Col. T.J. Davidson 25 Miss A. Diggs citizen, VA Aquila . . . — Map (db m59205) HM
41Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Connecticut Gate
June 17, 1775 He who brought us over still sustains us. Connecticut American Revolution Bicentennial Commission South Marker: General Israel Putnam of Connecticut helped decide to fortify the Charleston peninsula and with Captain Thomas . . . — Map (db m18654) HM
42Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Copp’s Hill and the American Revolution
In the 18th century, Copp’s Hill was higher than it stands today. On April 23, 1775, just a few days after the battles of Lexington and Concord, British Admiral Samuel Graves received General Gage’s permission to construct a redoubt on Copp’s Hill . . . — Map (db m18867) HM
43Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Copp’s Hill Burying GroundFreedom Trail
Stroll round among the graves . . . lean on the free stone slab which lies over the bones of the Mathers . . . read the epitaph of stout William Clark, ‘Despiser of Sorry Persons and little Action’ . . . stand by the stone grave of sturdy Daniel . . . — Map (db m18073) HM
44Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Copp's Hill Burying Ground
In the 1630s, the northern-most slope of the Shawmut Peninsula (or Boston) was a prominent landmark. Settlers soon discovered its strategic overlook of the Harbor and of the Charles River to the west and found the steep hillock well-protected from . . . — Map (db m145070) HM
45Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Court of the Assistants
Near here, August 23rd 1630 Governor John Winthrop and members of the Massachusetts Bay Company organized the Court of Assistants forerunner of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts — Map (db m97405) HM
46Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Custom House
Built on the water's edge at the foot of State Street between 1837 and 1847, the Custom House was a focal point of Boston's old water-front. It was a controversial building in its day. Critics thought its Greek Revival style was old-fashioned, . . . — Map (db m115260) HM
47Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — D.L. Moody
D.L. Moody, Christian Evangelist, Friend of man, Founder of the Northfield Schools, was converted to God in a shoe store on this site April 21, 1855 — Map (db m129367) HM
48Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Deacon Larkin House
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 . . . — Map (db m60235) HM
49Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dorchester HeightsMarch 1776
As the final act of an eleven month siege, the Continental Army occupied these heights and forced the evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1788 – General George Washington’s first victory in the American Revolution. — Map (db m17959) HM
50Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dorchester HeightsNational Historic Site
These heights, commanding the harbor and town of Boston on the south, were seized and fortified by troops of the Continental Army and local militia under General John Thomas on the night of March 4, 1776. By this arduous night’s labor, and further . . . — Map (db m17961) HM
51Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dorchester Heights • Thomas Park
Backed by cannons hauled from Fort Ticonderoga in New York, Patriot soldiers fortified these heights in March 1776, forcing the evacuation of British troops from Boston. — Map (db m30385) HM
52Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dry Dock 1Boston Nat’l Hist Pk — Charlestown Navy Yard —
This stone and metal structure is Dry Dock 1, completed in 1833. As one of America’s first two granite dry docks, Dry Dock 1 made the repair of large naval ships faster, easier, and safer. Returning warships to sea duty in less time was a . . . — Map (db m37697) HM
53Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Ebenezer Hancock HouseA Designated Boston Landmark
The Ebenezer Hancock House, built in 1767, is the only remaining house in Boston associated with John Hancock. He owned the house but it was lived in by his brother Ebenezer, who was Deputy Paymaster General of the Continental Army. This is one of . . . — Map (db m18092) HM
54Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Edward Everett Hale1822 - 1909
Man of Letters • Preacher of the Gospel Prophet of Peace • Patriot — Map (db m117909) HM
55Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Electric Fire Alarm System 1852
On April 28, 1852, in Johnson Hall formerly on this site, the first municipal electric fire alarm system using call boxes with automatic signaling to indicate the location of a fire was placed into service. Invented by William Channing and Moses . . . — Map (db m76634) HM
56Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Emerson Majestic Theatre
The Emerson Majestic Theatre is the only Boston building designed by nationally prominent architect John Galen Howard. Completed in 1903 for merchant an music patron Eben Jordan, it has been used for movies, opera and musical theater. Its monumental . . . — Map (db m56630) HM
57Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Family Memorials
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston in 1707, son of Josiah Franklin (1657-1745), tallow chandler, and his second wife, Abiah (Folger) (1667-1752). After his parent’s deaths, Franklin created a modest memorial to them with an inscription . . . — Map (db m18780) HM
58Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Faneuil HallA Designated Boston Landmark
Known as America’s “Cradle of Liberty” Faneuil Hall was a central location for organized protests against British tyranny prior to the American Revolution. Given to Boston in 1742 by Peter Faneuil and designed by the painter John . . . — Map (db m18067) HM
59Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Faneuil Hall
This is Faneuil Hall the Cradle of Liberty built and given to the town of Boston by Peter Faneuil ***** 1742 ***** Still used by a free people 1930 — Map (db m18088) HM
60Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Fenway Park
Fenway Park opened in 1912, then the largest ballpark in the major leagues. Home of the Boston Red Sox, it is the nation's oldest operating major league baseball venue, and a rare survivor of the "Golden Age" of baseball parks (1909-1923). Now the . . . — Map (db m56691) HM
61Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Flour and Grain Exchange
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 . . . — Map (db m56478) HM
62Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Fort Warren
Has been designated a registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States — Map (db m108117) HM
63Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — From Colonial Burying Ground to Victorian Park
When Copp’s Hill was first established as the “North Burying Ground,” it was just below the summit of one of Boston’s highest hills. Looking north over the colonial wharves one could see the towns of Charleston and Chelsea and the . . . — Map (db m18901) HM
64Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Garden Court StreetNorth End
This street was long noted for its gardens and governors. At No. 4, opposite the site of Governor Hutchinson’s mansion, lived one of Boston’s “Irish governors,” John J. (“Honey Fitz”) Fitzgerald, ward boss, congressman and . . . — Map (db m18072) HM
65Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Gate One, Charlestown Navy YardWorld War II — Boston National Historical Park —
The Charlestown Navy Yard served the nation for 174 years as a base of the building, outfitting, repair, and modernization of ships. During World War II, the yard’s busiest years, almost 50,000 men and women worked here, around the clock, seven days . . . — Map (db m62586) HM
66Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — MA-28 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
At this place the cannon brought by General Henry Knox from Fort Ticonderoga to deliver to General George Washington in the winter of 1775 – 1776 were used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the Commonwealth of . . . — Map (db m17958) HM
67Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — General Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Champion of liberty and the rights of man. Erected by the Polish People of New England to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his arrival in America to enlist in the cause of liberty — Map (db m117910) WM
68Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — George Robert White1847 - 1922 — In Memory Of —
A public spirited citizen whose great gift to the City of Boston provided for the creation of works of public utility and beauty for the use and enjoyment of the inhabitants . . . — Map (db m118004) HM
69Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Granary Burying Ground1660
Within this ground are buried John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Robert Treat Paine, signers of the Declaration of Independence; Governors Richard Bellingham, William Dummer, James Bowdoin, Increase Sumner, James Sullivan and Christopher Gore; Lieut. . . . — Map (db m18711) HM
70Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Gravestone Art: Skulls, Wings, and Other Symbols
Most of the gravestones in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground are upright stone markers placed before 1825. The quality and complexity of the carving depended on the skill of the carver and the budget of the person buying the memorial. The majority of the . . . — Map (db m18934) HM
71Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Gravestone Carving
In early Boston when someone died, their family or friends indicated their burial site with a marker for remembrance. Often the deceased had already ordered their gravestone before their death. Gravestones were carved by masons, stonecutters, . . . — Map (db m18783) HM
72Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Great HouseThree Cranes Tavern
History and Archaeology In the 1900s, as part of the major highway reconstruction project that built the tunnels beneath this park, a team of archaeologists studied City Square and its history.The investigators researched historic documents . . . — Map (db m60236) HM
73Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Green Dragon TavernBoston
Near this spot the Green Dragon Tavern The secret meeting place of the Sons of Liberty and in the words of Webster the Headquarters of the Revolution To mark a site forever memorable as The birthplace of American Freedom This Tavern is . . . — Map (db m18091) HM
74Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Huguenots, Women, and Tories
In the 17th century, religious persecution led to the immigration of large numbers of French Protestants (known as Huguenots) to Massachusetts. Gravestones of the Cazneau, Johonnat, Revere, and Sigourney families can be found throughout . . . — Map (db m18776) HM
75Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — In Commemoration
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76Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — James Otis
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77Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Boyle O'Reilly
John Boyle O'Reilly 1844-1890 Poet Patriot Orator — Map (db m56628) HM
78Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Greenwood / Ann Pollard / Harriot Keziah Hunt / Charlotte Saunders Cushman
John Greenwood 1729 - 1792 Painter of Portraits and Mezzotint Engraver of a family long known in the North End as builders of ships. A nephew of Isaac Greenwood, first Hollis Professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Harvard College. . . . — Map (db m76589) HM
79Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Hancock Residence
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. — Map (db m55597) HM
80Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Quincy Adams
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81Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Tileston / To Those Men of the North End
John Tileston 1735 - 1826 Active patriot during the Revolution. Beloved master for more than seventy years of the North Writing School, now the Eliot School and teacher of many famous Bostonians. He lived and died on Margaret Street.To Those . . . — Map (db m76592) HM
82Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site
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83Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Winthrop / Nicholas Upsall / Cotton Mather / John Hull
John Winthrop 1588 - 1649 In the early autumn of 1630, Winthrop and his company landed at the foot of Prince Street from Charleston. Thus was begun the settlement of Boston. The spirit of Winthrop is forever a challenge to America: "To avoid . . . — Map (db m145069) HM
84Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Jordan Marsh
This plaque commemorates the historic site of Jordan Marsh In 1841, nineteen year old Eben Dyer Jordan began a remarkable and innovative journey that would lead to the founding, with partner Benjamin L. Marsh, of the renowned . . . — Map (db m115271) HM
85Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Josiah and Abiah Franklin
Josiah Franklin and Abiah his wife lie here interred. They lived lovingly together in wedlock fifty-five years, and without an estate, or any gainful employment, by constant labor and honest industry, maintained a large family comfortably, and . . . — Map (db m19280) HM
86Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — King’s Chapel
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87Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — King’s Chapel Burial Ground1630
Left Marker: Here were buried Governors of Massachusetts John Winthrop 1649, John Endicott 1665, John Leverett 1679, William Shirley 1771, Lieut. Governors of Massachusetts William Phillips 1827, Thomas Lindall Winthrop 1841; Governors of . . . — Map (db m18713) HM
88Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — King's Chapel and Beyond
Around 1750, the present, stone version of King's Chapel replaced the wooden structure of 1688. King James II had ordered the wooden chapel built. It was the first Anglican church in Boston, erected on the old burying ground over strong Puritan . . . — Map (db m144148) HM
89Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Lewis Wharf, 1835
Boston's legendary clipper ship trade centered around Lewis Wharf. Ships bound for faraway ports sailed from here in the 1840s and '50s: • to buy tea in China and sell it in Europe. • to California where most of the '49ers' famous gold . . . — Map (db m115279) HM
90Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Life and Death in Colonial Boston
Along the second row parallel to the front path are the stones of the three “Rebeccas”: Rebecca (Baker) Gerrish (d. 1743), Rebecca Smith Sanders (d. 1745/6), and Rebecca (Smith) Alexander Deal Sprague (ca. 1704-1746), who were . . . — Map (db m18984) HM
91Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812
During the day, workers at the Charlestown Navy Yard built, repaired, and supplied American warships. In the evening, theses men left for their homes. Only the Commandant, a few administrative officers, and a detachment of Marines stayed behind. . . . — Map (db m60049) HM
92Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Mansion of Gov. Hutchinson
Here stood the mansion of Governor Thomas Hutchinson built about 1687 • This tablet placed by the City of Boston 1930 — Map (db m18071) HM
93Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Mary DyerQuaker
Witness for religious freedom. Hanged on Boston Common - 1660. "My life not availeth me in comparison to the liberty of the truth." Erected by the Art Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the legacy of Zenas Ellis of Fair . . . — Map (db m20925) HM
94Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Massachusetts Gate
Colonel William Prescott of Massachusetts led the colonial forces on Breed’s Hill. His commanding figure and strong will inspired the farmer soldiers to the greatness of the day. Dr. Joseph Warren, commissioned a Major General, elected to serve . . . — Map (db m18651) HM
95Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
[On the front of the monument, part of the relief itself]: Omnia Relinqvit / Servare Rempvblicam [Underneath the relief]: Robert Gould Shaw Colonel of the Fifty Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry born in Boston 10 . . . — Map (db m20209) HM
96Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Men of the Boston Naval Shipyard
Dedicated to the Men of the Boston Naval Shipyard who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of their country in all wars 1800 – 1950 “For what avail the plough or sail Or land or life, if freedom fail?” Presented by employees . . . — Map (db m37700) HM
97Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Monument to Ether
To commemorate the discovery that the inhaling of ether causes insensibility to pain. First proved to the world at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston October. A.D MDCCCXLVI This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts . . . — Map (db m86191) HM
98Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Moses Pierce-Hichborn House
Moses Pierce-Hichborn House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m18069) HM
99Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — New England Courant
Here in 1719 stood the printing office of James Franklin publisher of the New England Courant. Here served as an apprentice his brother Benjamin Franklin Here 1769 to 1776 Edes and Gill published the Boston Gazette — Map (db m56692) HM
100Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — New Fenway Park
New Fenway Park Built 1912 Reconstructed 1934 Boston American League Baseball Company Thomas A. Yawkey President — Map (db m56690) HM

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