Jacob Wirth Restaurant

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Jacob Wirth Buildings
Jacob Wirth Restaurant is located in Boston
Jacob Wirth Restaurant
Jacob Wirth Restaurant is located in Massachusetts
Jacob Wirth Restaurant
Jacob Wirth Restaurant is located in the United States
Jacob Wirth Restaurant
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°21′04.2″N 71°03′49.8″W / 42.351167°N 71.063833°W / 42.351167; -71.063833Coordinates: 42°21′04.2″N 71°03′49.8″W / 42.351167°N 71.063833°W / 42.351167; -71.063833
Architectural styleGreek Revival
MPSBoston Theatre MRA
NRHP reference #80000442 [1]
Added to NRHPDecember 9, 1980

The Jacob Wirth Restaurant was a historic German-American restaurant and bar in Boston, Massachusetts at 31-39 Stuart Street. Founded in 1868, Jacob Wirth was the second oldest continuously operated restaurant in Boston when it closed in 2018.[2]

The Greek Revival building housing the restaurant was constructed in 1844. The German style restaurant was founded in 1868 and is the second oldest continuously operating restaurant in the city after the Union Oyster House.[3] The restaurant was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980[1] and designated a Boston Landmark in 1977, with interior and exterior protections.[4] Jacob Wirth was the first distributor of Anheuser Busch products. The Wirth family and Anheuser family are from the same small town in Germany.

In 2010, Chelsea developer AJ Simboli Real Estate purchased the property for $1.6 million.[5] The restaurant was put up for sale in January 2018[2] after having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,[6] and closed following a fire in June of that year.[7][8]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ a b Cain, Jacqueline (January 17, 2018). "Iconic Theater District Beer Hall Jacob Wirth Is for Sale It's the second-oldest continually operating restaurant in Boston". Boston Magazine. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ Jacob Wirth website (accessed June 29, 2008)
  4. ^ "Report of the Boston Landmarks Commission on the Potential Designation of THE JACOB WIRTH BUILDINGS as a Landmark under Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975" (PDF). Boston Landmarks Commission. The City of Boston. 30 November 1977. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  5. ^ Developer buys Jacob Wirth, vows to preserve restaurant
  6. ^ McDonald, Danny (January 18, 2018). "Historic Jacob Wirth Co. restaurant up for sale". Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  7. ^ Harrington, Keith (10 June 2018). "Historic Restaurant Shut Down Following Fire". NECN. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  8. ^ Stendahl, Max (21 August 2018). "Jacob Wirth, billed as Boston's second-oldest restaurant, is being sued for eviction". Boston Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  9. ^ Loaded Gun: Tom Cruise's Knight & Day filming at Jacob Wirth
  10. ^ Movie Reviews-Killing Them Softly

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