Blackstone Block Historic District

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Blackstone Block Historic District
Union Oyster Boston.jpg
Union Oyster House
Blackstone Block Historic District is located in Boston
Blackstone Block Historic District
Blackstone Block Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Blackstone Block Historic District
Blackstone Block Historic District is located in the US
Blackstone Block Historic District
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′40″N 71°3′25″W / 42.36111°N 71.05694°W / 42.36111; -71.05694Coordinates: 42°21′40″N 71°3′25″W / 42.36111°N 71.05694°W / 42.36111; -71.05694
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference # 73000315 [1]
Added to NRHP May 26, 1973

The Blackstone Block Historic District encompasses what was once a waterfront business area in Boston, Massachusetts. Due to the infill of land it is now slightly inland from the waterfront, the district is bounded by Union, Hanover, Blackstone, and North Streets, not far from Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. It includes the Union Oyster House, a National Historic Landmark building erected in the 1710s, and a collection of commercial buildings dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries, it also includes the c. 1770s Ebenezer Hancock House (10 Marshall Street), a Federal-style wood-frame house that is the only building left in the city which was known to be owned by John Hancock.[2] The building was declared a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1977 for its notable exterior and interiors.

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Blackstone Block Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-30.