List of addresses in Beacon Hill, Boston

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The Chester Harding House, a National Historic Landmark occupied by portrait painter Chester Harding from 1826–1830, now houses the Boston Bar Association.

The List of notable addresses in Beacon Hill, Boston contains information, by street, of significant buildings and the people who lived in the community. Many of the street names have changed. For instance, Phillips street was once called Southack Street.

Current and former street names[edit]

Map of Beacon Hill from 1842
  • Anderson Street – West Centre Street
  • Bowdoin Street – Middlecott Street
  • Bulfinch Street
  • Court Street – Prison Lane, then Queen Street
  • Howard – Southack's Court (after Capt. Cyprian Southack)
  • Irving Street – Butolph Street
  • Joy Street
    • Clapboard Street (between Cambridge and Myrtle Streets in 1735)
    • Belknap Lane (between Myrtle and Mount Vernon Streets)
  • Mt. Vernon Street – Sumner
  • Phillips Street – Southack Street (after Capt. Cyprian Southack)
  • Revere Street – May Street
  • Smith Court – May's Court
  • State Street – King Street
  • Tremont – Common (NE of School Street where Beacon Street ends)
  • West Cedar Street – George Street[1]

Notable addresses in Beacon Hill[edit]

Beacon Street[edit]

Beacon Street, 1887
Beacon Street, 2010

Beacon Street is a main thoroughfare from the Tremont Street and School Street intersection to Charles Street. Hancock Manor was located at 30 Beacon Street; Its land is now part of the grounds of the Massachusetts State House.

Bowdoin Street[edit]

Bowdoin Street, 2010

Located near the West End, Bowdoin Street extends from the top of Beacon Street, down Beacon Hill to Cambridge Street

Brimmer Street[edit]

Cambridge Street[edit]

View of downtown from Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Street, Beacon Hill

Charles Street[edit]

Running north to south, Charles Street runs through the middle of Boston.

Chestnut Street[edit]

Chestnut Street

Grove Street[edit]

  • 28 Grove Street – Resident Rev. Leonard A. Grimes, prominent black clergyman associated with the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movement. Noted for being one of the men who bought the freedom of Anthony Burns after his arrest.

Irving Street[edit]

Joy Street[edit]

Louisburg Square[edit]

Named for the Siege of Louisbourg, the square is a private park and the name of the area around it.

Mount Vernon Street[edit]

Second Harrison Gray Otis House, 85 Mount Vernon Street
A door knocker in Beacon Hill, Boston

Myrtle Street[edit]

  • 109 Myrtle Street – resident Lysander Spooner, an American individualist anarchist.

Park Street[edit]

Park Street is a small but notable road.

Phillips Street[edit]

Pinckney Street[edit]

Smith Court[edit]

Tremont Street[edit]

Tremont Street is a main thoroughfare; Its name evolved from trimount including Beacon Hill, Mount Vernon and Pemberton Hill. Beacon Theatre was once located at 47–53 Tremont Street.

Other residents[edit]

  • Writers Brad Meltzer and Judd Winick lived in a tiny apartment in Beacon Hill in 1993 before they achieved success. While living there, Winick developed his first successful comic strip and Meltzer worked at Games Magazine by day while working on his first novel at night.


  1. ^ Boston Street Laying-Out Department (1910). A record of the streets, alleys, places, etc. in the city of Boston. 
  2. ^ a b Michael and Susan Southworth (2008). AIA guide to Boston (3rd ed.). Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot. ISBN 9780762743377. 
  3. ^ "Our Flag over the Common". Northeastern Alumni Magazine. Northeastern University. 32 (3): 56–60 (of pdf). Spring 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Boston Directory. John Norman. 1823. 
  5. ^ Miller, Neil (2010). Banned in Boston: The Watch and Ward Society's Crusade against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0-8070-5112-2. 
  6. ^ "Photograph of 41 Mt. Vernon Street, April 6, 1947". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 2014 – via Bostonian Society.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "Welcome". Nichols House Museum. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ Elton W. Hall. "The Colonial Society's House: 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston". Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′30″N 71°03′58″W / 42.3583°N 71.0661°W / 42.3583; -71.0661