Milk Street, Boston

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Milk St., Boston, 19th century
Franklin's Birthplace site directly across from Old South Meeting House on Milk Street is commemorated by a bust above the second floor facade of this building

Milk Street is a street in the financial district of Boston, Massachusetts. It was one of Boston's earliest highways.[1] The name "Milk Street" was most likely given to the street in 1708 due to a milk market at the location, although Grace Croft's 1952 work "History and Genealogy of Milk Family" instead proposes that Milk Street may have been named for John Milk, an early shipwright in Boston. The land was originally conveyed to his father, also John Milk, in October 1666.

One of the first post offices in Boston was located on the street in 1711, when the first regular postal routes to Maine, Plymouth and New York were established.[1][2]

Buildings on Milk Street[edit]

Historical places and former residents[edit]

Subway connection[edit]

The closest subway stop to Milk Street is State Street.


  1. ^ a b c "The New England Magazine" v. 12, Making of America Project (New England Magazine Co., 1895)[1](accessed July 4, 2009)
  2. ^ Samuel Adams Drake, Old landmarks and historic personages of Boston (Roberts brothers, 1876)[2](accessed July 6, 2009 on Google Book Search)
  3. ^ "120 Milk Street". AAA Corporate Rentals. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Massachusetts Mercury, January 13, 1797


Further reading[edit]

Coordinates: 42°21′26.53″N 71°03′16.45″W / 42.3573694°N 71.0545694°W / 42.3573694; -71.0545694