Blackstone Block

sights / Historic

Blackstone Block information

Location
Boston , USA
Address
cnr Union & Hanover Sts
Getting there
Bostont: Haymarket
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Bounded by Union, Hanover, Blackstone and North Sts, and named after Boston’s first settler, this tiny warren of streets dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Established in 1826, the 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.)