Copp's Hill Terrace

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Copp's Hill Terrace
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Copp's Hill Terrace is located in Massachusetts
Copp's Hill Terrace
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′4.12″N 71°3′19.62″W / 42.3678111°N 71.0554500°W / 42.3678111; -71.0554500Coordinates: 42°22′4.12″N 71°3′19.62″W / 42.3678111°N 71.0554500°W / 42.3678111; -71.0554500
Built 1893
Architect Eliot,Charles; Perkins & White
Governing body Local
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Added to NRHP April 19, 1990

Copp's Hill Terrace is an historic terrace and park between Commercial and Charter Streets west of Jackson Avenue on Copp's Hill in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts near Copp's Hill Burying Ground.

A landscaped arrangement of granite steps, knee-walls and banisters with cast-iron parapets ascending to a large plaza overlooking Commercial Street and the mouth of the Mystic River, the terrace was designed in the 1890s by landscape architect Charles Eliot of Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot, and built by Boston contractor Perkins & White.[2] From the terrace, a large crowd observed the destruction wrought by Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919.

Copp's Hill Terrace was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Copp's Hill Terrace". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-01.