Address: 50 Chestnut St., Boston, Massachusetts. County/parish: Suffolk.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
The Francis Parkman House is a National Historic Landmark at 50 Chestnut Street, on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts. Probably designed by Cornelius Coolidge and built in 1824, it is one of a series of fine brick townhouses on Beacon Hill. Its significance lies in its ownership and occupancy by noted historian and horticulturalist Francis Parkman (1823–1893) from 1865 until his death. While living here, Parkman produced a significant portion of his landmark work, France and England in North America, a multi-volume epic history recounting the conflict for control of North America in the 17th and 18th centuries.(read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000782