"Old Corner Bookstore" Freedom Trail Tip by mikey_e

Freedom Trail, Boston: 125 reviews and 208 photos

  The Old Corner Bookstore
by mikey_e
  • The Old Corner Bookstore - Boston
      The Old Corner Bookstore
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      The view from Washington Street
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The Old Corner Bookstore is a rather unassuming part of the Freedom Trail itinerary. Actually, it?s a bit confusing, given that the signs on the building are now for a diamond shop and across there is a large Barnes and Noble (a chain bookstore). Still, the historical nature of the building should be evident from its typical early 19th century style among more modern buildings. From the 1830s to the 1860s, this was the site of the Tricknor and Fields publishing company, which attracted famous authors of the 19th century, such as Dickens, Hawthorne and Longfellow. The building was almost destroyed in the 1960s, but a historical society purchased it and preserved it, before it was declared a national historical monument in 1973.

Address: 1 School Street
Directions: Down the street from the King's Chapel and Boston Latin School
Phone: 617 357 8300
Website: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 15, 2009
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