The Old Corner Bookstore

The Old Corner Bookstore (HMBUO)

Location: Boston, MA 02201 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.451', W 71° 3.499'

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Thomas Crease built this structure as his apothecary and residence shortly after the great fire of 1711 destroyed Anne Hutchinson's house on this site. Timothy Carter opened the Old Corner Bookstore here in 1829. Between 1845 and 1865, the booksellers Ticknor and Fields established the building's lasting literary significance as the publishers of Hawthorne, Longfellow, Stowe, Emerson, Thoreau and other prominent American and British authors, who often gathered here.

In 1960, civic leaders raised money and established Historic Boston Incorporated to acquire and preserve this site.
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HM NumberHMBUO
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Placed ByThe Bostonian Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330489 N 4691524
Decimal Degrees42.35751667, -71.05831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.451', W 71° 3.499'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 27.06" N, 71° 3' 29.94" W
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Area Code(s)617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1816 Washington St, Boston MA 02201, US
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