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National Register of Historic Places listings in northern Boston, Massachusetts

 

National Register of Historic Places listings in northern Boston, Massachusetts

Location of Boston in Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts is home to a large number of listings on the National Register of Historic Places. This list encompasses those locations that are located north of the Massachusetts Turnpike. See National Register of Historic Places listings in southern Boston for listings south of the Turnpike. Properties and districts located elsewhere in Suffolk County's other three municipalities are also listed separately.

There are 308 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Suffolk County, including 58 National Historic Landmarks. The northern part of the city of Boston is the location of 139 of these properties and districts, including 44 National Historic Landmarks.

Contents: Counties in Massachusetts
This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 5, 2014.[1]

Current listings

[2] Name on the Register[3] Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 1767 Milestones
1767 Milestones
April 7, 1971
(#71000084)
Between Boston and Springfield along Old Post Rd.
Allston Includes markers in Roxbury and Mission Hill, and markers in Hampden, Middlesex, and Worcester counties
2 John Adams Courthouse
John Adams Courthouse
May 8, 1974
(#74000391)
Pemberton Sq.
Downtown Contains the nation's oldest law library, the Social Law Library
3 African Meetinghouse
African Meetinghouse
October 7, 1971
(#71000087)
8 Smith St.
Beacon Hill This is the nation's longest standing black church edifice; it also hosts the Museum of African American History, open to the public.
4 Ames Building
Ames Building
April 26, 1974
(#74000382)
1 Court St.
Downtown Considered Boston's first skyscraper.
5 Nathan Appleton Residence
Nathan Appleton Residence
December 22, 1977
(#77001541)
39-40 Beacon St.
Beacon Hill
6 Arlington Street Church
Arlington Street Church
May 4, 1973
(#73000313)
Arlington and Boylston Sts.
Back Bay
7 Armory of the First Corps of Cadets
Armory of the First Corps of Cadets
May 22, 1973
(#73000314)
97-105 Arlington St. and 130 Columbus Ave.
Bay Village
8 Francis B. Austin House
Francis B. Austin House
October 21, 1988
(#87001478)
58 High St.
Charlestown
9 Frederick Ayer Mansion
Frederick Ayer Mansion
April 5, 2005
(#05000459)
395 Commonwealth Ave.
Back Bay
10 Back Bay Historic District
Back Bay Historic District
August 14, 1973
(#73001948)
Roughly bounded by the Charles River, Arlington, Providence, Boylston, and Newbury Sts., and Charlesgate East
Back Bay
11 Baker Congregational Church
Baker Congregational Church
November 19, 1998
(#98001381)
760 Saratoga St.
East Boston
12 Beach-Knapp District
Beach-Knapp District
December 9, 1980
(#80000462)
Roughly bounded by Harrison Ave., Washington, Kneeland, and Beach Sts.
Chinatown
13 Beacon Hill Historic District
Beacon Hill Historic District
October 15, 1966
(#66000130)
Bounded by Beacon St., the Charles River Embankment, and Pinckney, Revere, and Hancock Sts.
Beacon Hill
14 Bedford Building
Bedford Building
August 21, 1979
(#79000368)
89-103 Bedford St.
Downtown
15 Bennington Street Burying Ground
Bennington Street Burying Ground
May 22, 2002
(#02000548)
Bennington St., between Swift and Harmony Sts.
East Boston
16 Blackstone Block Historic District
Blackstone Block Historic District
May 26, 1973
(#73000315)
Area bound by Union, Hanover, Blackstone, and North Sts.
Downtown
17 Blake and Amory Building
Blake and Amory Building
June 2, 2014
(#14000272)
59 Temple Pl.
Downtown
18 Boston African American National Historic Site
Boston African American National Historic Site
October 10, 1980
(#80004396)
Joy St.
Beacon Hill
19 Boston Athenaeum
Boston Athenaeum
October 15, 1966
(#66000132)
10½ Beacon St.
Beacon Hill
20 Boston Common
Boston Common
February 27, 1987
(#87000760)
Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Charles St.
multiple
21 Boston Common and Public Garden
Boston Common and Public Garden
July 12, 1972
(#72000144)
Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Arlington Sts.
multiple
22 Boston Edison Electric Illuminating Company
Boston Edison Electric Illuminating Company
December 9, 1980
(#80000453)
25-39 Boylston St.
Chinatown
23 Boston National Historical Park
Boston National Historical Park
October 26, 1974
(#74002222)
Inner harbor at the mouth of the Charles River
Boston Harbor
24 Boston Naval Shipyard
Boston Naval Shipyard
November 15, 1966
(#66000134)
East of Chelsea St., Charlestown
Charlestown
25 Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden
February 27, 1987
(#87000761)
Beacon, Charles, Boylston, and Arlington Sts.
Back Bay
26 Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library
May 6, 1973
(#73000317)
Copley Sq.
Back Bay
27 Boston Transit Commission Building
Boston Transit Commission Building
August 31, 2007
(#07000861)
15 Beacon St.
Beacon Hill
28 Boston Young Men's Christian Union
Boston Young Men's Christian Union
December 9, 1980
(#80000451)
48 Boylston St.
Chinatown
29 Boylston Building
Boylston Building
December 9, 1980
(#80000450)
2-22 Boylston St.
Chinatown
30 Building at 138-142 Portland Street
Building at 138-142 Portland Street
September 5, 1985
(#85002015)
138-142 Portland St.
Downtown
31 Bulfinch Triangle Historic District
Bulfinch Triangle Historic District
February 27, 1986
(#86000274)
Roughly bounded by Canal, Market, Merrimac, and Causeway Sts.
Downtown
32 Bunker Hill Monument
Bunker Hill Monument
October 15, 1966
(#66000138)
Breed's Hill
Charlestown
33 Bunker Hill School
Bunker Hill School
October 15, 1987
(#87001771)
68 Baldwin St.
Charlestown
34 Central Congregational Church
Central Congregational Church
October 16, 2012
(#12001012)
67 Newbury St.
Back Bay This church has the largest intact Tiffany-designed ecclesiastical interior in its original location in America. The congregation is now know as the Church of the Covenant.
35 Charles Playhouse
Charles Playhouse
June 16, 1980
(#80000676)
74-78 Warenton St.
Theatre District
36 Charles River Basin Historic District
Charles River Basin Historic District
December 22, 1978
(#78000436)
Both banks of the Charles River from Eliot Bridge to Charles River Dam
Back Bay
37 Charles River Reservation Parkways
Charles River Reservation Parkways
January 18, 2006
(#05001530)
Soldiers Field, Nonantum, Leo Birmingham, Arsenal, Greenough, N. Beacon, Charles River, Norumbega, Recreation
Allston/Brighton Extends into Cambridge, Newton, Waltham, and Watertown and Weston in Middlesex County
38 Charles River Reservation (Speedway)-Upper Basin Headquarters
Charles River Reservation (Speedway)-Upper Basin Headquarters
July 19, 2010
(#10000506)
1420-1440 Soldiers Field Rd.
Brighton
39 Charlestown Heights
Charlestown Heights
January 8, 1998
(#97000969)
Roughly bounded by St. Martin, Bunker Hill, Medford, and Sackville Sts.
Charlestown
40 Church Green Buildings Historic District
Church Green Buildings Historic District
December 30, 1999
(#99001614)
101-113 Summer St.
Downtown
41 Codman Building
Codman Building
October 19, 1983
(#83004097)
55 Kilby St.
Downtown
42 Compton Building
Compton Building
December 31, 2008
(#08001284)
159, 161–175 Devonshire Street, 18–20 Arch Street
Downtown
43 Congress Street Fire Station
Congress Street Fire Station
September 3, 1987
(#87001396)
344 Congress St.
South Boston
44 Copp's Hill Burial Ground
Copp's Hill Burial Ground
April 18, 1974
(#74000385)
Charter, Snowhill, and Hull Sts.
North End
45 Copp's Hill Terrace
Copp's Hill Terrace
April 19, 1990
(#90000631)
Between Commercial and Charter Sts. west of Jackson Place
North End
46 Crowninshield House
Crowninshield House
February 23, 1972
(#72000145)
164 Marlborough St.
Back Bay
47 Custom House District
Custom House District
May 11, 1973
(#73000321)
Between the J.F.K. Expressway and Kirby St. and S. Market and High and Batterymarch Sts.
Downtown
48 Dill Building
Dill Building
December 9, 1980
(#80000448)
11-25 Stuart St.
Theatre District
49 Eagle Hill Historic District
Eagle Hill Historic District
February 26, 1998
(#98000149)
Roughly bounded by Border, Lexington, Trenton, and Falcon Sts.
East Boston
50 Old East Boston High School
Old East Boston High School
March 15, 2006
(#06000127)
127 Marion St.
East Boston
51 Engine House No. 34
Engine House No. 34
October 24, 1985
(#85003375)
444 Western Ave.
Brighton
52 Ether Dome
Ether Dome
October 15, 1966
(#66000366)
Fruit St.
West End Part of Massachusetts General Hospital, Bulfinch Building
53 Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall
October 15, 1966
(#66000368)
Dock Sq.
Downtown
54 Peter Faneuil School
Peter Faneuil School
December 16, 1994
(#94001492)
60 Joy St.
Beacon Hill
55 Filene's Department Store
Filene's Department Store
July 24, 1986
(#86001909)
426 Washington St.
Downtown Partially demolished by investors in 2008, irrespective of its historical significance. Historic Burnham Building (Beaux-Arts) remains, now part of Millennium Tower development.
56 First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
February 23, 1972
(#72000146)
Commonwealth Ave. and Clarendon St.
Back Bay
57 Fort Point Channel Historic District
Fort Point Channel Historic District
September 10, 2004
(#04000959)
Necco Court, Thomson Place, and A, Binford, Congress, Farnsworth, Melcher, Midway, Sleeper, Stillings, and Summer Sts.
South Boston
58 Fulton-Commercial Streets District
Fulton-Commercial Streets District
March 21, 1973
(#73000319)
Fulton, Commercial, Mercantile, Lewis, and Richmond Sts.; also 81-95 Richmond St.
North End 81-95 Richmond St. represent a boundary increase
59 Gibson House
Gibson House
August 7, 2001
(#01001048)
137 Beacon St.
Back Bay
60 Ozias Goodwin House
Ozias Goodwin House
June 23, 1988
(#88000908)
7 Jackson Ave.
North End
61 Chester Harding House
Chester Harding House
October 15, 1966
(#66000764)
16 Beacon St.
Beacon Hill
62 Harvard Stadium
Harvard Stadium
February 27, 1987
(#87000757)
60 N. Harvard St.
Allston
63 Hayden Building
Hayden Building
December 9, 1980
(#80000446)
681-683 Washington St.
Downtown
64 Headquarters House
Headquarters House
October 15, 1966
(#66000765)
55 Beacon St.
Beacon Hill
65 Hoosac Stores 1 & 2-Hoosac Stores 3
Hoosac Stores 1 & 2-Hoosac Stores 3
August 14, 1985
(#85002339)
25 and 115 Water St.
Charlestown
66 House at 1 Bay Street
House at 1 Bay Street
February 9, 1994
(#93001573)
1 Bay St.
Bay Village
67 Samuel Gridley and Julia Ward Howe House
Samuel Gridley and Julia Ward Howe House
September 13, 1974
(#74002044)
13 Chestnut St.
Beacon Hill
68 International Trust Company Building
International Trust Company Building
September 10, 1979
(#79000369)
39-47 Milk St.
Downtown
69 King's Chapel
King's Chapel
May 2, 1974
(#74002045)
Tremont and School Sts.
Downtown
70 Leather District
Leather District
December 21, 1983
(#83004098)
Roughly bounded by Atlantic Ave., Kneeland, Lincoln, and Essex Sts.
Leather District
71 Liberty Tree District
Liberty Tree District
December 9, 1980
(#80000460)
Roughly bounded by Harrison Ave., Washington, Essex and Beach Sts.
Downtown
72 Locke-Ober Restaurant
Locke-Ober Restaurant
July 24, 1986
(#86001911)
3-4 Winter Pl.
Downtown
73 Long Wharf and Customhouse Block
Long Wharf and Customhouse Block
November 13, 1966
(#66000768)
Foot of State St.
Downtown
74 Mariner's House
Mariner's House
November 12, 1999
(#99001302)
11 North Square
North End
75 Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
December 30, 1970
(#70000682)
Fruit Street
West End 1820s hospital building by Charles Bulfinch
76 Massachusetts Statehouse
Massachusetts Statehouse
October 15, 1966
(#66000771)
Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill
77 Donald McKay House
Donald McKay House
June 2, 1982
(#82004450)
78-80 White St.
East Boston
78 Metropolitan Theatre
Metropolitan Theatre
December 9, 1980
(#80000445)
252-272 Tremont St.
Theatre District
79 Monument Square Historic District
Monument Square Historic District
June 2, 1987
(#87001128)
Monument Square
Charlestown Not to be confused with the Monument Square Historic District (Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts).
80 Middlesex Canal Historic and Archaeological District
Middlesex Canal Historic and Archaeological District
November 19, 2009
(#09000936)
Numerous locations along the historic route of the Middlesex Canal
Charlestown Extends into Middlesex County.[5]
81 Lightship No. 112, NANTUCKET
Lightship No. 112, NANTUCKET
December 20, 1989
(#89002464)
Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina
end of Marginal Street

East Boston Largest lightship ever built. Listed in Portland, Maine. Arrived in Boston May 11, 2010
82 William C. Nell House
William C. Nell House
May 11, 1976
(#76001979)
3 Smith Ct.
Beacon Hill
83 Newspaper Row
Newspaper Row
July 7, 1983
(#83000607)
322-328 Washington St., 5-23 Milk St., and 11 Hawley St.
Downtown
84 North Terminal Garage
North Terminal Garage
September 11, 1997
(#97000971)
600 Commercial St.
North End
85 Ohabei Shalom Cemetery
Ohabei Shalom Cemetery
August 19, 2008
(#08000795)
147 Wordsworth St.
East Boston
86 Old City Hall
Old City Hall
December 30, 1970
(#70000687)
School and Providence Sts.
Downtown
87 Old Corner Bookstore
Old Corner Bookstore
April 11, 1973
(#73000322)
Northwestern corner of Washington and School Sts.
Downtown
88 Old North Church
Old North Church
October 15, 1966
(#66000776)
193 Salem St.
North End
89 Old South Church in Boston
Old South Church in Boston
December 30, 1970
(#70000690)
645 Boylston St.
Back Bay
90 Old South Meetinghouse
Old South Meetinghouse
October 15, 1966
(#66000778)
Milk and Washington Sts.
Downtown
91 Old State House
Old State House
October 15, 1966
(#66000779)
Washington and State Sts.
Downtown
92 Old West Church
Old West Church
December 30, 1970
(#70000691)
131 Cambridge St.
West End
93 Olmsted Park System
Olmsted Park System
December 8, 1971
(#71000086)
Encompassing the Back Bay Fens, Muddy River, Olmsted (Leverett Park), Jamaica Park, Arborway, and Franklin Park
Jamaica Plain and Fenway-Kenmore
94 (First) Harrison Gray Otis House
(First) Harrison Gray Otis House
December 30, 1970
(#70000539)
141 Cambridge St.
West End
95 (Second) Harrison Gray Otis House
(Second) Harrison Gray Otis House
July 27, 1973
(#73001955)
85 Mt. Vernon St.
Beacon Hill
96 Paine Furniture Building
Paine Furniture Building
September 12, 2002
(#02001039)
75-81 Arlington St.
Back Bay
97 Park Street District
Park Street District
May 1, 1974
(#74000390)
Tremont, Park, and Beacon Sts.
Beacon Hill
98 Francis Parkman House
Francis Parkman House
October 15, 1966
(#66000782)
50 Chestnut St.
Beacon Hill
99 Phipps Street Burying Ground
Phipps Street Burying Ground
May 14, 1974
(#74000907)
Phipps St.
Charlestown
100 Piano Row District
Piano Row District
December 9, 1980
(#80000458)
Boston Common, Park Sq., Boylston Pl. and Tremont St.
Downtown
101 Pierce-Hichborn House
Pierce-Hichborn House
November 24, 1968
(#68000042)
29 North Sq.
North End
102 Publicity Building
Publicity Building
August 20, 2003
(#03000781)
40-44 Bromfield St.
Downtown
103 Quincy Market
Quincy Market
November 13, 1966
(#66000784)
S. Market St.
Downtown
104 Paul Revere House
Paul Revere House
October 15, 1966
(#66000785)
19 North Sq.
North End
105 Richardson Block
Richardson Block
August 9, 1986
(#86001504)
113-151 Pearl and 109-119 High Sts.
Downtown
105 ROSEWAY (schooner)
ROSEWAY (schooner)
September 25, 1997
(#97001278)
Boston Harbor
Boston Harbor National Historic Landmark
107 Roughan Hall
Roughan Hall
April 15, 1982
(#82004448)
15-18 City Sq.
Charlestown
108 Russia Wharf Buildings
Russia Wharf Buildings
December 2, 1980
(#80000463)
518-540 Atlantic Ave., 270 Congress St. and 276-290 Congress St.
Downtown
109 St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Church
December 30, 1970
(#70000730)
136 Tremont St.
Downtown
110 St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
April 14, 1975
(#75000300)
Hanover St. between Clark and Harris Sts.
North End
111 Sears' Crescent and Sears' Block
Sears' Crescent and Sears' Block
August 9, 1986
(#86001486)
38-68 and 70-72 Cornhill
Downtown
112 David Sears House
David Sears House
December 30, 1970
(#70000731)
42 Beacon St.
Beacon Hill
113 Second Brazer Building
Second Brazer Building
July 24, 1986
(#86001913)
25-29 State St.
Downtown
114 Sam S. Shubert Theatre
Sam S. Shubert Theatre
December 9, 1980
(#80000444)
263-265 Tremont St.
Theatre District
115 South Station Headhouse
South Station Headhouse
February 13, 1975
(#75000299)
Atlantic Ave. and Summer St.
Downtown
116 R.H. Stearns House
R.H. Stearns House
June 16, 1980
(#80000671)
140 Tremont St.
Downtown Although the site is named the "R.H. Stearns House", it is the former main building of the R.H. Stearns Department Store company.
117 Suffolk County Jail
Suffolk County Jail
April 23, 1980
(#80000670)
215 Charles St.
West End
118 Charles Sumner House
Charles Sumner House
November 7, 1973
(#73001953)
20 Hancock St.
Beacon Hill
119 Temple Place Historic District
Temple Place Historic District
July 26, 1988
(#88000427)
11-55, 26-58 Temple Pl.
Downtown
120 Terminal Storage Warehouse District
Terminal Storage Warehouse District
March 12, 2012
(#12000099)
267-281 Medford St., 40 & 50 Terminal St.
Charlestown
121 Textile District
Textile District
November 29, 1990
(#90001757)
Roughly Essex St. from Phillips Sq. to Columbia St. and Chauncy St. from Phillips Sq. to Rowe Pl.
Downtown
122 Town Hill District
Town Hill District
May 11, 1973
(#73000850)
Bounded roughly by Rutherford Ave. and Main and Warren Sts.
Charlestown
123 Tremont Street Subway
Tremont Street Subway
October 15, 1966
(#66000788)
Beneath Tremont, Boylston, and Washington Sts.
Downtown
124 Trinity Church
Trinity Church
July 1, 1970
(#70000733)
Copley Sq.
Back Bay
125 Trinity Neighborhood House
Trinity Neighborhood House
April 14, 1992
(#92000356)
406 Meridian St.
East Boston
126 Trinity Rectory
Trinity Rectory
February 23, 1972
(#72000150)
Clarendon and Newbury Sts.
Back Bay
127 Union Oyster House
Union Oyster House
May 27, 2003
(#03000645)
41-43 Union Street
Downtown
128 Union Wharf
Union Wharf
June 22, 1980
(#80000669)
295-353 Commercial St.
North End
129 United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building
August 19, 1980
(#80000668)
138-164 Federal St.
Downtown
130 United States Post Office, Courthouse, and Federal Building
United States Post Office, Courthouse, and Federal Building
April 8, 2011
(#11000160)
5 Post Office Square
Downtown
131 USS CASSIN YOUNG (destroyer)
USS CASSIN YOUNG (destroyer)
January 14, 1986
(#86000084)
Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown
132 U.S.S. CONSTITUTION
U.S.S. CONSTITUTION
October 15, 1966
(#66000789)
Boston Naval Shipyard
Charlestown
133 Vermont Building
Vermont Building
November 13, 1984
(#84000421)
6-12 Thacher St.
North End
134 Washington Street Theatre District
Washington Street Theatre District
March 19, 1979
(#79000370)
511-559 Washington St.
Theatre District
135 West Street District
West Street District
December 9, 1980
(#80000455)
West St.
Downtown
136 Wigglesworth Building
Wigglesworth Building
October 21, 1982
(#82000486)
89-83 Franklin St.
Downtown
137 Wilbur Theatre
Wilbur Theatre
December 9, 1980
(#80000443)
244-250 Tremont St.
Theatre District
138 Winthrop Building
Winthrop Building
April 18, 1974
(#74000392)
7 Water St.
Downtown
139 Jacob Wirth Buildings
Jacob Wirth Buildings
December 9, 1980
(#80000442)
31-39 Stuart St.
Theatre District
140 Youth's Companion Building
Youth's Companion Building
May 2, 1974
(#74000393)
209 Columbus Ave.
Back Bay
141 YWCA Boston
YWCA Boston
March 3, 2004
(#04000119)
140 Clarendon St.
Back Bay Neoclassical building of YWCA Boston.

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined , differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  5. ^ "Listing for Middlesex Canal district". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
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