Exchange Coffee House, Boston
The Exchange Coffee House (1809-1818) was a hotel, coffeehouse, and place of business in Boston, Massachusetts, in the early 19th century. Designed by architect Asher Benjamin, it was located at Congress Square on Congress Street, and in its day it was the largest building in Boston and one of the tallest buildings in the northeastern United States. Andrew Dexter, Jr. financed the project. Dexter resorted to financial fraud to see the construction to completion, and fled to Nova Scotia to escape prosecution and his creditors.
The completed building passed to a succession of owners, who attempted to run it profitably, including Gilbert & Dean.
- 1809 - Fencing demonstration by Tromelle & Girard.
- 1815 - Exhibit of the "panorama of the Battle of Leipsic."
- 1817 - Sculpture exhibit assembled by "Petre Alessandri, sculptor, lately arrived from Italy."
- Boston Intelligencer & Evening Gazette, Nov 7, 1818
- Jane Kamensky (2008). The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America’s First Banking Collapse. Viking. ISBN 978-0-670-01841-3.
- Boston Patriot, December 27, 1809
- Mazzulli (Dec 2, 2011), Boston Musical Intelligencer
- Independent Chronicle, Boston, December 24, 1810
- The Repertory, Boston, January 17, 1815
- Boston Daily Advertiser, August 30, 1817
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- "Reading Room and Marine Diary in the Exchange Coffee House, 1810", Bostonian Society Publications, 8, pp. 123–131, 1911
- Harold Kirker (Summer 1961), "Boston Exchange Coffee House", Old-Time New England, Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 52 (185)
- Jack Quinan (1975), "Boston Exchange Coffee House", Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 38 (3), pp. 256–262