Suffolk Resolves House

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Suffolk Resolves House
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Suffolk Resolves House is located in Massachusetts
Suffolk Resolves House
Suffolk Resolves House is located in the United States
Suffolk Resolves House
Location1370 Canton Ave., Milton, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°14′3″N 71°6′31″W / 42.23417°N 71.10861°W / 42.23417; -71.10861Coordinates: 42°14′3″N 71°6′31″W / 42.23417°N 71.10861°W / 42.23417; -71.10861
NRHP reference #73000308[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 23, 1973

The Suffolk Resolves House is the building where the Suffolk Resolves were signed on September 4, 1774. The Resolves were an important predecessor document to the Declaration of Independence. At that time, it was owned by Daniel Vose, who at his marriage had combined two existing buildings to make one house. The two parts are shown in the two gallery photographs.

To prevent its demolition in 1950, Dr. and Mrs. James Bourne Ayer moved it from its original location on Adams Street (where Citizens Bank now is) to its present location. They had it restored by William Morris Hunt and later gave it to the Milton Historical Society, for which it serves as headquarters.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 1973.[1]


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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "The Suffolk Resolves House". Milton Historical Society. 2009-09-27.