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John Hancock Tavern

Artist:

Unknown

Location:

Faneuil Hall  

Location

Faneuil Hall
United States
42° 21' 36.2376" N, 71° 3' 22.518" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Architectural Element

Year:

Unknown

Medium:

Wood

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

An inn near Faneuil Hall became the John Hancock Tavern when Hancock became the first governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1780. Not much is known about the sign in Faneuil Hall, which belonged to the tavern at some time in its history and is a souvenir of one of the Hall’s long gone neighbors.

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