Washington Street

at 292 Washington St, Boston, 02108 United States


Washington Street
292 Washington St
Boston , MA 02108
United States
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Washington Street is a street originating in downtown Boston, Massachusetts that extends southwestward to the Massachusetts–Rhode Island state line. The majority of it was built as the Norfolk and Bristol Turnpike in the early 19th century. It is the longest street in Boston, and it remains one of the longest streets in the state of Massachusetts.Washington Street, as the first street that connected peninsular Boston to the mainland, serves as a divide where a number of cross streets change name.HistoryThe part of Washington Street between downtown Boston and Dudley Square in Roxbury was the first road connecting the small town of Boston to the mainland, carrying the Boston Post Road to New York City. It was originally known by several names: Cornhill from Adams Square (now just south of Boston City Hall) south to School Street Marlborough Street from School Street south to Summer Street/Winter Street Newbury Street from Summer Street/Winter Street south to Essex Street/Boylston Street Orange Street from Essex Street/Boylston Street south to the fortification near East Berkeley Street (then Dover Street) On July 4, 1788, the road south of the fortification, to the line with Roxbury, was given the name Washington Street. The name was extended north to Adams Square on July 6, 1824, and north on a new road to Haymarket Square on November 6, 1872.

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Washington Street
292 Washington St Boston , MA 02108 United States