Louisburg Square is a private square located in Boston, Massachusetts that is maintained by the Louisburg Square Proprietors. While the Proprietors pay taxes to the City of Boston, the city does not own the square or its garden. It was named for the 1745 Battle of Louisbourg, in which Massachusetts militiamen led by William Pepperrell, who was made the first American baronet for his role, sacked the French Fortress of Louisbourg.The square itself is a small grassy oval surrounded by a wrought-iron fence; access is generally not available. There is a statue of Columbus at the north end and of Aristides the Just at the south end.The Greek Revival houses around the square reflect the rarefied privilege enjoyed by the 19th century upper class in Beacon Hill. One of the last private residences built on Louisburg Square was 2 Louisburg Square, built in 1847 for wealthy merchant and philanthropist Thomas Handasyd Perkins Jr., known as "Short-Arm Tom", who lived at 1 Joy Street. Among the famous people who lived there in the 19th Century were Atlantic Monthly editor William Dean Howells, architect Charles Bulfinch, painter John Singleton Copley, and teacher A. Bronson Alcott and his daughter, author Louisa May Alcott (who died there). Jenny Lind was married in the parlor of a house on Louisburg Square.Make Louisburg Square part of your personalized Boston itinerary using our Boston online trip itinerary planner .
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Louisburg Square Reviews
Come see what a wealthy neighborhood looks like. The park is a great spot to rest and reflect, but residents only. If you would like to have a seat, local real estate is only $1900 per sq foot The sur... more »
Εάν δεν είναι η καλύτερη περιοχή τότε θα έλεγε ότι είναι μία από τις καλύτερες περιοχές στην Βοστόνη, ωραία κτίρια καθαρά και ήσυχα κοντά στο μεγάλο πάρκο της Βοστόνης πραγματικά εντυπωσιακή γειτονιά. more »If It's not the best area then it would say it's one of the best areas in Boston, nice buildings clean and quiet near the big Boston Park really impressive neighborhood.
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