Russia Wharf Buildings

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Russia Wharf Buildings
Russia Wharf Buildings Boston MA.jpg
Russia Wharf Buildings is located in Massachusetts
Russia Wharf Buildings
Location 518-540 Atlantic Ave., 270 Congress St. and 276-290 Congress St., Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′12″N 71°3′11″W / 42.35333°N 71.05306°W / 42.35333; -71.05306Coordinates: 42°21′12″N 71°3′11″W / 42.35333°N 71.05306°W / 42.35333; -71.05306
Area 2.2 acres (0.89 ha)
Built 1898
Architect Peabody & Stearns; Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80000463[1]
Added to NRHP December 02, 1980

The Russia Wharf Buildings are a cluster of three stylistically similar commercial buildings at 518-540 Atlantic Avenue, 270 Congress Street and 276-290 Congress Street in Boston, Massachusetts. They are built on the original site of Russia Wharf, near where the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773. The wharf was the center of Boston's trade with Russia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The wharf's buildings were destroyed in the Great Boston Fire of 1872, and the land area was extended by building over the wharf and filling the spaces surrounding it. The three Renaissance Revival buildings were designed by Peabody and Stearns and built in 1897.[2]

The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Russia Building". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-05.