Located on Blackstone Block – the city's oldest cluster of buildings – the 1737 Boston Stone served as the terminus for measuring...
New England Holocaust Memorial
Constructed in 1995, the six luminescent glass columns of the New England Holocaust Memorial are engraved with six million numbers,...
Rose Kennedy Greenway
The gateway to the newly revitalized waterfront is the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Where once was a hulking overhead highway, now winds a...
Union Oyster House
The oldest restaurant in Boston, ye olde Union Oyster House has been serving seafood in this historic red-brick building since 1826....
cnr Union & Hanover Sts · interesting places nearby
Blackstone Block information
Named after Boston’s first settler, this tiny warren of streets dates to the 17th and 18th centuries. Established in 1826, Union Oyster House is Boston’s oldest restaurant. Around the corner in Creek Sq, the c 1767 Ebenezer Hancock House was the home of John Hancock’s brother. At the base of the shop next door, the 1737 Boston Stone served as the terminus for measuring distances to and from ‘the Hub.’ (The State House dome now serves this purpose.)