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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Boston, Massachusetts

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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 m191802) 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 — 20 Pinckney StreetBeacon Hill
As a little girl Louisa May Alcott lived in rented rooms at 20 Pinckney Street. The Alcott home was part of the Boston literary scene during the decades before the Civil War. Louisa's father, Bronson Alcott, was an innovative educator whose . . . Map (db m175946) HM
4Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — 40-42 Mt. Vernon StreetBeacon Hill
The large brownstone houses at 40-42 Mt. Vernon were the newest fashion on the south slope of Beacon Hill in 1850. They are more than 50 years younger than most of the brick houses here. When new, these brownstones seemed very large. Improved . . . Map (db m175934) HM
5Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — 45 Milk StreetA Designated Boston Landmark
In 1906, noted architect William Gibbons Preston modified his own 1893 design for this building by extending the Milk Street facade to its present location. The allegorical figures of commerce, fidelity, industry and security are by New York . . . Map (db m176069) HM
6Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — 66 Mt. Vernon StreetBeacon Hill
Although we associate the name Charles Bulfinch with much of the architecture on Beacon Hill, he did not design most of the houses here. Styles similar to his were copied by master builders and independent housewrights in their own vernacular, . . . Map (db m175940) HM
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7Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — 87 Mt. Vernon StreetBeacon Hill
Charles Bulfinch, the foremost architect of his time, designed this house in 1805 for Stephen Higginson, Jr. Like No. 85, which Bulfinch built in 1800 for Harrison Gray Otis, it is not part of a continuous block. That more economical pattern . . . Map (db m175943) HM
8Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — 94 Charles Street Building
94 Charles Street Building Built 1860 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m176394) HM
9Massachusetts (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. Boasting 5-inch . . . Map (db m71480) HM
10Massachusetts (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
11Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Abraham Shapiro
In memory of Abraham Shapiro 1886-1949 Friend, benefactor, advisor Among whose many gifts to New England Medical Center was the property upon which this and other Medical Center buildings stand. 1987 The Neely HouseMap (db m176298) HM
12Massachusetts (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
13Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — African Meeting House
African Meeting House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1975 National Park Service United States Department of the . . . Map (db m177226) HM
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14Massachusetts (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
15Massachusetts (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 m191832) HM
16Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Anne Whitney
Anne Whitney 1821-1915 Boston Sculptor Who maintained a studio for nearly two decades at 92 Mt. Vernon St See her statues of Samuel Adams in Faneuil Hall Park and “Leif Ericson” on Commonwealth Ave.Map (db m175993) HM
17Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Arrival of the Frigate Arbella
To commemorate the arrival on June 12, 1630 of the Frigate Arbella, bringing Governor Winthrop and the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, This tablet placed by the Massachusetts Daughters of the American RevolutionMap (db m37664) HM
18Massachusetts (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
19Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Beacon HillThe Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea
The Walk to the Sea encompasses four centuries of Boston history. Beginning at the State House on Beacon Hill, overlooking Boston's ancient Common, the Walk passes among historic landmarks and skyscrapers. The Walk crosses ground that, . . . Map (db m176177) HM
20Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Beginning of Jordan Marsh
Since its beginning in 1851 Jordan Marsh has grown with the City of Boston. It is to the continued faith in this city and its great people that this building is dedicated. - 1977 -Map (db m176060) HM
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21Massachusetts (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
22Massachusetts (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
23Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Birthplace of Charles Sumner
Birthplace of Charles Sumner 6-January-1811Map (db m175949) HM
24Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Birthplace of Ralph Waldo Emerson
On this site, at No. 27 Summer Street, stood the parsonage in which Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 Placed here on this anniversary, May 25, 1951 that posterity shall know the birthplace of this great AmericanMap (db m176032) HM
25Massachusetts (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
26Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Bleacher Bar
Unlike any restaurant of its kind, the Bleacher Bar provides a unique window into Fenway Park from beneath the center-field bleachers. This sonor of the park was originally modeled as a batting cage in 1971 and used by both Red Sox players . . . Map (db m176981) HM
27Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Athenaeum
Boston Athenaeum 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 m176131) HM
28Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian)Established 1818
A large cathedral, mother church of other local Swedenborgian Societies, stood on this present site from 1845-1963. The present complex was dedicated as a place of worship in 1966. The Christianity of this church is guided by . . . Map (db m176881) HM
29Massachusetts (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
30Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Irish Famine Memorial
An Gorta Mor The great famine which ravaged Ireland between 1845-50 was the major catastrophe of the 19th century. It brought horrific suffering and loss to Ireland’s 8.5 million people. Over one million died of starvation and disease. Another . . . Map (db m176151) HM
31Massachusetts (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
32Massachusetts (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
33Massachusetts (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
34Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Transcript Building
Washington Street was Boston's Newspaper Row, home to all the city dailies into the 1950s. The Boston Evening Transcript, founded in 1830, was the city's first afternoon daily. By 1870, the influential newspaper was the largest in New . . . Map (db m176112) HM
35Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Women's Memorial
Boston Women’s Memorial Lucy Stone Born in Brookfield, she was one of the first Massachusetts women to graduate from college. She was an ardent abolitionist, a renowned orator, and the founder of the Woman’s Journal, the foremost . . . Map (db m178753) HM
36Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Boston Young Men's Christian UnionA Designated Boston Landmark
Nathaniel Bradlee designed this outstanding example of High Gothic architecture in 1876. It was one of many buildings erected during the downtown building boom that followed the Great Fire of 1872. The BYMCU was founded by Harvard students in . . . Map (db m176121) HM
37Massachusetts (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
38Massachusetts (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
39Massachusetts (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
40Massachusetts (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
41Massachusetts (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
42Massachusetts (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
43Massachusetts (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
44Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Carl Yastrzemski"Yaz" — 8 —
During a memorable weekend to conclude the 1983 regular season, Carl Yastrzemski capped his Hall of Fame career before a pair of sold-out Fenway Park crowds. First, on Saturday, October 1, Yaz was recognized in an emotional pregame ceremony that . . . Map (db m176988) HM
45Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Central Congregational Church
Central Congregational Church (Church of the Covenant) has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America The decorative scheme, virtually . . . Map (db m178279) HM
46Massachusetts (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
47Massachusetts (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
48Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Charlestown Navy Yard
The Charlestown 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 m191822) HM
49Massachusetts (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 m192056) HM
50Massachusetts (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
51Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Charlestown World War II Memorial
Erected in honor of the men and women of Charlestown who served in World War II 1941 1945 and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice Dedicated September 29, 1946Map (db m176356) WM
52Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Cheers
Previously known as the Bull & Finch Pub, Cheers Beacon Hill's rise to stardom is a classic "Hollywood” story... only it happened in Boston! Three producers were looking to create a sitcom about a neighborhood bar. One producer suggested . . . Map (db m176876) HM
53Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Chester Harding House
Chester Harding 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 m176134) HM
54Massachusetts (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
55Massachusetts (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
56Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — NE02 — Clough HouseNorth End
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
57Massachusetts (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
58Massachusetts (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
59Massachusetts (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
60Massachusetts (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
61Massachusetts (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
62Massachusetts (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
63Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Congregational House
The primary purpose of this building, the property of the American Congregational Association is to provide housing for Congregational Societies and other religious and charitable organizations: it is the fifth home of the Congregational . . . Map (db m176175) HM
64Massachusetts (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 Charlestown peninsula and with Captain Thomas . . . Map (db m191806) HM
65Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Converse
In 1630, Deacon Edward Converse became the first of his lineage to come to America from England, settling in Charlestown, MA. He established the first ferry between Charlestown and Boston, known as the “Great Ferry”. This historic passenger ship . . . Map (db m176308) HM
66Massachusetts (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 m191826) HM
67Massachusetts (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
68Massachusetts (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
69Massachusetts (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 MassachusettsMap (db m97405) HM
70Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Custom HouseOpened 1847
In 1835, the U.S. Congress and President Andrew Jackson authorized the purchase of this site for a new Custom House. Ammi Burnham Young, an architect from New Hampshire whose early works included buildings at Dartmouth College and Vermont's . . . Map (db m176217) HM
71Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — WF04 — Custom HouseWaterfront
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
72Massachusetts (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, 1855Map (db m129367) HM
73Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — David Walkerc1796-1830 — 8 Belknap Street —
In 1829 published "Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World” decrying American slavery, racial hatred, and summoning his fellow African Americans to resist. Possession of the Appeal was a crime in the South. A bounty was placed on him by . . . Map (db m177158) HM
74Massachusetts (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
75Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Derne Street
Named to honor William Eaton and the heroic Battle of Derna In 1805 Consul Eaton led a handful of U.S. Marines and a small army of Egyptians across 500 miles of the Libyan Desert to attack the port city of Derna from the land. The city fell, and . . . Map (db m176304) HM
76Massachusetts (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
77Massachusetts (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
78Massachusetts (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
79Massachusetts (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
80Massachusetts (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 . . . Map (db m18092) HM
81Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe 1809 1849 Poet · Storywriter · Critic Born on Carver Street January 19, 1809, to David and Elizabeth (Eliza) Poe, actors at the Boston Theatre. In 1827 published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems, at a shop on . . . Map (db m176194) HM
82Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Edward A. Filene1860-1937
Author. Scholar. Outstanding citizen of Boston and public benefactor Acknowledged as the founder of the credit union movement in the United States This tablet erected by the Credit Union National Association May 1959Map (db m176119) HM
83Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Edward Everett Hale1822 - 1909
Man of Letters • Preacher of the Gospel Prophet of Peace • PatriotMap (db m117909) HM
84Massachusetts (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
85Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Elizabeth Peabody BookstoreA Designated Boston Landmark
Elizabeth Peabody, the first female publisher in Boston, maintained a home and business here in the 1840s. Her bookshop was the first in the city to offer works by foreign authors, and she published the periodical The Dial with Ralph Waldo . . . Map (db m176301) HM
86Massachusetts (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 and music patron Eben Jordan, it has been used for movies, opera and musical theater. Its . . . Map (db m56630) HM
87Massachusetts (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
88Massachusetts (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 Smibert, it was . . . Map (db m18067) HM
89Massachusetts (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 1930Map (db m18088) HM
90Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Federal BuildingA Designated Boston Landmark
The 1933 Federal Building was built during the height of the Depression as the Boston home of the Federal Courts and the U. S. Post Office and was the site of precedent-setting judicial decisions on New Deal legislation and civil rights. The . . . Map (db m176245) HM
91Massachusetts (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
92Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — First Commercial Dental Laboratory in AmericaHistoric Marker
On this site in 1887, the first commercial dental laboratory in America, the W.H. Stowe and Co. Dental Laboratory, was established by William H. Stowe and Mr. Frank F. Eddy. This historical marker, placed by the National Association of Dental . . . Map (db m175914) HM
93Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Flour and Grain ExchangeA Designated Boston Landmark
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
94Massachusetts (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 StatesMap (db m108117) HM
95Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — CD07 — Franklin PlaceCommercial District
There were shrubs and flowers in the Franklin Place front-yards or borders; Commerce is just putting his granite foot upon them. In The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1857), Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes mourns the change in . . . Map (db m176068) HM
96Massachusetts (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 Charlestown and Chelsea and the confluence of the . . . Map (db m192057) HM
97Massachusetts (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
98Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — FW04 — Gardner MuseumFenway

To attempt to tell the story of the wonderfully- gathered and splendidly-lodged Gardner Collection would be to displace a little the line that separates private from public property.... It is in presence of the results magnificently attained, . . . Map (db m177018) HM
99Massachusetts (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
100Massachusetts (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

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Nov. 29, 2022