Hanover Street (Boston)

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Hanover Street, Boston, 2009

Hanover Street is located in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts.[1]


The street is one of the oldest in Boston, and was originally an Indian path, allowing access to the shore, prior to the first European settlement. In the 17th century, the street was called Orange Tree Lane. In 1708, the street was renamed after the British House of Hanover, heirs to the throne under the Act of Settlement 1701. In 1824, North Street and the former Middle Street became part of Hanover.[2] In the 1960s a large section of the street was demolished to make way for the construction of Government Center. Hanover Street is now home to many businesses, cafes, churches, and Italian restaurants.

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  1. ^ "City of Boston Street Book", City of Boston
  2. ^ Boston Street Laying-Out Dept. A record of the streets, alleys, places, etc. in the city of Boston. Boston: City Printing Dept., 1910.
  3. ^ State Street Trust Company. Forty of Boston's historic houses. 1912.

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Coordinates: 42°21′50.85″N 71°03′14.14″W / 42.3641250°N 71.0539278°W / 42.3641250; -71.0539278