Congress Street (Boston)

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Congress Street from Dock Square, Boston, 2010

Congress Street in Boston, Massachusetts, is located in the Financial District and South Boston. It was first named in 1800. It was extended in 1854 (from State Street) as far as Atlantic Avenue, and in 1874 across Fort Point Channel into South Boston. Today's Congress Street consists of several segments of streets, previously named Atkinson's Street, Dalton Street, Gray's Alley, Leverett's Lane, Quaker Lane, and Shrimpton's Lane.[1][2]

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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 (2 ed.), Boston: City of Boston Printing Dept.
  2. ^ "Street Book". City of Boston. Retrieved 25 March 2010.

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Coordinates: 42°21′23.5″N 71°3′22.35″W / 42.356528°N 71.0562083°W / 42.356528; -71.0562083