Court Street (Boston)

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Court Street, Boston, 2009

Court Street (est. July 4, 1788) is located in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to 1788, it was called Prison Lane (1634–1708) and then Queen Street (1708–1788).[1] In the 19th century it extended beyond its current length, to Bowdoin Square. In the 1960s most of Court Street was demolished to make way for the construction of Government Center. The remaining street extends a few blocks, near the Old State House on State Street.[2]

Tenants of Court Street[edit]


  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., OL 16574538M
  2. ^ "Street Book". City of Boston. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  3. ^ Boston (Mass.) (1887). Re-dedication of the Old State House (4 ed.). Boston: Printed by order of the City council. OCLC 1745196. OL 7013624M.


Further reading[edit]

  • John T. Hassam (1903). No.47 Court Street, Boston. Boston: David Clapp & Son.. ("Reprinted with additions from Notes and Queries of the Boston Transcript of Oct. 25, 1902")

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Coordinates: 42°21′31.39″N 71°03′29.66″W / 42.3587194°N 71.0582389°W / 42.3587194; -71.0582389