Home Forum Gallery Members Todays Posts

Louisburg Square Rating: None

Massachusetts Attractions / Landmarks / Places > Boston Email This Bookmark Print
The picturesque Louisburg Square has been one of Boston?s most acclaimed and coveted neighborhoods for many years. It is located in one of the most beautiful sections of Beacon Hill, one of the most desired residential districts in Boston. The abodes found in Louisburg Square were constructed in the 1840s and were made to function as an example for townhouse development.

Louisburg Square is rumored to have been the residence of Reverent William Blaxton, who is also called as Blackstone, during the start of the 1600s. The Reverend moved to the place after withdrawing his membership from an organization of Puritans living in Charlestown because he wanted more tranquility and quiet. It is rumored that he bought the land from the Native Americans and pursued the other Puritans from Charlestown who were complaining about the water shortage in their town. He invited them to journey across the river and take part in his ?spring.? Up until now, no evidence has been discovered of the said ?spring? so the authenticity of the story has never been verified. One of the homes found in Louisburg Square bears a plaque that honors Blaxton who later on transferred to Rhode Island for more isolation.

The status that Louisburg Square and Beacon Hill offers has naturally attracted the most famous residents of Boston who made Louisburg Square their preferred address. Some of the more notable persons who lived here are architect Charles Bulfinch who designed the famous State House located just a stone?s throw away from Beacon Hill and the renowned American visual artist John Singleton Copley. Bestselling novelist Louisa May Alcott who wrote the much revered Little Women lived at Number 10 and also passed away in the said house. It is also talked about that opera performer Jenny Lind tied the knot herein the 1850s. Writer and critic William Dean Howells, as well as Jack Welch and previous presidential aspirant John Kerry also stayed in Louisburg Square.

Louisburg Square is technically owned by the residents and has always been well-maintained and kept clean. To underscore the exclusivity of this piece of land, it is enclosed by a fence and is currently the only remaining private square in the Boston metropolis.

Within the fenced park which is mainly a grassy land flanked with trees are two sculptures, one of Christopher Columbus and one of Aristides the Just. The two statues were donated by a Greek businessman who resided at Louisburg Square during the 1850s.

A lot of the majestic colonial homes have been converted from family abodes into apartments and condominiums that houses different upwardly mobile individuals, almost all are rising urban young professionals.
Edit Article

Louisburg Square Pictures Add Picture

Louisburg Square Videos Add Video