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Manufactory House Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander
N 42° 21.413 W 071° 03.690
19T E 330225 N 4691460
Quick Description: A plaque marking the site of an early attempt at public housing.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2006 4:40:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM9YV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander
Views: 30

Long Description:
This plaque is at the eastern corner of Winter and Tremont Streets, on the side of 120 Tremont Street facing Winter Street. The plaque reads:

"In 1754 the Province of Massachusetts Bay erected here the Manufactory House, which housed the working poor in exchange for manufacturing linen. This early public housing program was unsuccessful, and the Province began leasing to private tenants.
In 1768, led by Elisha Brown, the tenants opposed the quartering of British troops. They barricaded the building to prevent eviction; ultimately the soldiers withdrew. The building was a British Army hospital after the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. In 1784 it became the Massachusetts Bank, Boston's first financial institution. The building was razed about 1806."
Agency Responsible for Placement: The Bostonian Society

County: Suffolk

City/Town Name: Boston

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed

Year Placed: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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