Hanover Street (Boston)
The street is one of the oldest in Boston, and was originally an Indian path, allowing access to the shore, prior to the first European settlement. In the 17th century, the street was called Orange Tree Lane. In 1708, the street was renamed after the British House of Hanover, heirs to the throne under the Act of Settlement 1701. In 1824, North Street and the former Middle Street became part of Hanover. In the 1960s a large section of the street was demolished to make way for the construction of Government Center. Hanover Street is now home to many businesses, cafes, churches, and Italian restaurants.
- Former tenants
- American House (Boston)
- Concert Hall (Boston, Massachusetts)
- Michele Felice Cornè, artist, c. 1810s
- Cotton Mather lived on Hanover St., 1688-1718
- John Mayo
- Second Church, Boston
- "City of Boston Street Book", City of Boston
- Boston Street Laying-Out Dept. A record of the streets, alleys, places, etc. in the city of Boston. Boston: City Printing Dept., 1910.
- State Street Trust Company. Forty of Boston's historic houses. 1912.
Map showing a British tactical evaluation of Boston in 1775. It shows a street called "Hanover Street" and "Middle Street". Map by Lieut. Thomas Hyde Page
House of General Joseph Warren, Hanover St., 18th century
L.S. Drigg's Lace and Bonnet store, Hanover St., 1850s (illustration from Gleason's Pictorial)
Advertisement for Albert Southworth, photographer, 1868
Hanover St., from Court St., 19th century
Corner of Hanover and Union Streets, Boston, 1930
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- Bostonian Society has materials related to the street.
- City of Boston Archives. Hanover Street looking from Richmond Street to Prince Street, November 11, 1948
- Library of Congress. Waldron's Casino Theatre, Hanover St. near Scollay Square, Boston, Massachusetts, 1922.
- Library of Congress. Historic American Buildings Survey. Codman Building, 30-48 Hanover Street.