Posted by: NorStar
N 42° 20.961 W 071° 04.002
19T E 329777 N 4690634
Quick Description: Ephraim Marsh was a major developer and contractor-builder in Boston, especially the Bay Village Area.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2006 1:43:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM12VB
"The character and charm of Bay Village owe much to Ephraim Marsh, its foremost developer. Marsh owned much of the area and laid out the streets in the 1820s. He also built some of the area's finest houses, particularly on Fayette Street where he lived (at No. 1). His houses resembled those at Nos. 33-39 Fayette Street: three-story, simple brick row structures.
"Ephraim Marsh was also contractor-builder on Broad Street and on Beacon Hill. In all, over 300 buildings in post-Revolutionary Boston are attributed to him."
The sign is on a modern church at one end of Fayette Street (roughly where No. 1 would have been).
Agency Responsible for Placement: Boston 200
Year Placed: 1976
City/Town Name: Boston
Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed
Relevant Web Site: Not listed
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