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Revere House

Not to be confused with Paul Revere House.

Revere House (1847-1912) was an upscale hotel in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts, located on Bowdoin Square in the West End.[1] Fire destroyed the building in 1912.[2]

Brief history

William Washburn designed the hotel building, built in 1847 on the former site of the house of Boston merchant Kirk Boott. The hotel was a project of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. The association named their new hotel after Paul Revere, one of the founders of the group.[2]

Notable guests

Some considered Revere House "Boston's most prestigious hotel. It hosted the likes of writer Charles Dickens, singer Jenny Lind ("The Swedish Nightingale"). ... Famed orator Daniel Webster often used the portico to address crowds at political rallies."[3] Other notable guests: Ulysses S. Grant; Millard Fillmore; Franklin Pierce; Andrew Johnson; William Tecumseh Sherman; Edward VII; Emperor Pedro II of Brazil; Philip Sheridan; and singers Christina Nilsson and Adelina Patti.[2]

Ownership and management

Through the years, owners included Otis Norcross, Frederick W. Lincoln, Uriel Crocker, Nathaniel J. Bradlee.[2] Paran Stevens served as manager for many years. Management companies overseeing hotel operations included Chapin, Gurney & Co.; C.B. Ferrin; and beginning in 1885, J.F. Morrow & Co.[2]

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External links

  • New York Historical Society. Toothpaste box, "Henry A. Choate/ Druggist/ Under Revere House, Boston," c. 1880-1930

Coordinates: 42°21′40.23″N 71°3′46.43″W / 42.3611750°N 71.0628972°W / 42.3611750; -71.0628972

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