Myrtle Street, Beacon Hill, Boston

USA - Massachusetts - Myrtle St, Beacon Hill, Boston

Myrtle Street, Beacon Hill, Boston

Reverend William Blaxton, Boston’s first resident, lived alone on Beacon Hill for 5 years before settlers arrived in 1622.  Prior to the American Revolution the area was primarily pasture land – the northern slope of the hill was home to John Hancock’s country estate.  The whale-oil beacon that used to warn settlers of foreign invasions is long gone, and today Beacon Hill is an affluent community of 10 thousand.

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