Brattle Street (Boston)

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Brattle Street in Boston (1855)

Brattle Street, which existed from 1694 to 1962, was a street in Boston, Massachusetts located on the current site of City Hall Plaza, at Government Center.[1][2][3]


Around 1853, former Virginia slave Anthony Burns worked for "Coffin Pitts, clothing dealer, no.36 Brattle Street."[4] Nearby, abolitionist John P. Coburn managed a clothing store at 20 Brattle Street.[5]

In 1921, the first Radio Shack store opened at 46 Brattle Street.


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  1. ^ Boston (Mass.). Street laying-out Dept. (1910), A record of the streets, alleys, places, etc. in the city of Boston (2nd ed.), Boston: City of Boston Printing Dept. 
  2. ^ Walter Muir Whitehill (1968), Boston: a topographical history (2nd ed.), Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ISBN 0674079507, 0674079507 
  3. ^ David Kruh (1999), Always something doing: Boston's infamous Scollay Square (Rev. ed.), Boston: Northeastern University Press, ISBN 1555534104, 1555534104 
  4. ^ Boston slave riot, and trial of Anthony Burns: Containing the report of the Faneuil Hall meeting, the murder of Batchelder, Theodore Parker's Lesson for the day, speeches of counsel on both sides, corrected by themselves, a verbatim report of Judge Loring's decision, and detailed account of the embarkation, Boston: Fetridge and Company, 1854 
  5. ^ Snodgrass, Mary Ellen (2015). "Coburn, John P.". The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations. Routledge. p. 123. ISBN 9781317454168. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′37.08″N 71°3′28.44″W / 42.3603000°N 71.0579000°W / 42.3603000; -71.0579000