Beacon Hill Historic District (NRIS 66000130)
Bounded by Beacon St., the Charles River Embankment, and Pinckney, Revere, and Hancock Sts.,
Massachusetts. County/parish: Suffolk.
1500 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
- See Also:Otis, (Second) Harrison Gray, House
- Beacon Hill, Boston
- Beacon Hill is a historical neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, and the hill upon which the Massachusetts State House resides. The term "Beacon Hill" is locally used as a metonym to refer to the state government or the legislature itself, much like Washington, D.C.'s "Capitol Hill" does at the federal level.
Federal-style rowhouses, narrow gaslit streets and brick sidewalks adorn the neighborhood, which is generally regarded as one of the more desirable and expensive in Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood is 9,023. (read more...)
- Colonial Revival
- Greek Revival
Significant persons associated with this site:
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000130