Cornhill was a street in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th and 20th centuries, located on the site of the current City Hall Plaza in Government Center. It was named in 1829; previously it was known as Market Street (1807-1828). In its time, it comprised a busy part of the city near Brattle Street, Court Street and Scollay Square. As of 1969, Cornhill exists as 144 feet along the edge of City Hall Plaza.
- City Hall Plaza
- Sears' Crescent building (built 1816) 100 City Hall Plaza; formerly 38-68 Cornhill)
- Sears' Block (built 1848) corner Court + Washington St., formerly 70-72 Cornhill
- Previous tenants of Cornhill
- Annin & Smith, 19th-century engravers
- Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Company, Located in the Iver Johnson Building, corner of Washington Street and Cornhill
- Daniel Clement Colesworthy, bookseller, c. 1850s
- Frost & Adams, art supplies
- The Liberator (anti-slavery newspaper), published by Isaac Knapp, Cornhill, c. 1837
- Bela Marsh, 19th century publisher
- F.T. Somerby, painter
Ad for James Campbell, antiquarian bookshop, c. 1860s
- Edward Hartwell Savage (1886), Boston events, Boston: Mutual News Co.
- From 1708 to 1824, a portion of Washington Street was known as "Cornhill;" cf. 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.
- "Public way. Open from Franklin Ave to approximately 144 feet easterly." cf. "Street Book". City of Boston. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- "National Register of Historic Places". U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- Susan Southworth; Michael Southworth (2008), AIA guide to Boston (3 ed.), Guilford, Conn: Globe Pequot, OCLC 175057014
- Boston Directory. 1832
- Boston Directory. 1857
- American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, no. 5153
- Boston Directory. 1861
- "Old Boston Booksellers: the Three Burnham Brothers and their Antecedents." New York Times, July 21, 1893. (Mentions Samuel B. Drake and Burnham Brothers, booksellers).
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- Bostonian Society has materials related to the street.
- G.Kepes. Photo of Scollay Square From Pemberton Square Looking Across to Cornhill Street, 1957.
- Flickr. Sears Crescent, 1999
- Flickr. Sears Crescent, 2008
- Flickr. Photo, 2009