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Exterior view of the Old Hancock House or Hancock House Exchange, Corn Court, Boston, Mass., ca. 1886

PC001.01.TMP.039 (RS86830)

Description

The Hancock House on Corn Court was a tavern and inn with rooms to let demolished in 1902. The building was photographed with the name "Hancock Tavern" in the 1890s. The sign on the left side of the building has the date "1634" but sources state it was not that old.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1886
Date of Acquisition
April 1981
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Verso of mount: #9 Hancock Tavern on Corn Court Torn down, 1902 {gift of State Street Bank 4/1981}
Dimensions
11x 8.375(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 41
OVP Number: OVP0039
Credit Line
Gift of the State Street Bank, September 1981.
GUSN
202254
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.039

Record details

Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
exterior views
inns
taverns
Material Type
collodion prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Corn Court (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Hancock Tavern (Boston, Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Faded; adhesive residue on all four edges of recto of mount; mount torn and damages; verso stained.

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