John Hunt House, Galen Street, now on Water Street
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Anne Whitney's birthplace, Galen Street, moved to Water Street. "This house was built by James Barton in 1715. It was sold to John Hunt in 1745. Joseph Warren boarded (in the southwestern corner on the first floor) here during the session of the Provincial Congress in 1775. He breakfasted in the room marked with an X and left afterward to ride to Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. It was later owned by Nathaniel Whitney, Jr. and in it was born Anne Whitney, September 2, 1821 and Nathaniel Whitney whose children were born here. It was bought from Nathaniel Whitney, Jr. by my grandfather, Luke Robinson, who lived here the rest of his life. He died September 1, 1870. In this house I was born November 26, 1860. This house was demolished May 8, 1935." G.F. Robinson It was later sold to Mr. F.E. Howard who moved it to Watertown Street and has tenants "of a lower class. Close-up of figure 865 Line #653.
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|Barton, James--ca. 1643-ca 1729|
Robinson, George Frederick--1859-1949
Architecture, Domestic--Watertown (Mass)--History
Historic sites--Watertown (Mass)
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
City and town life--Massachusetts--Watertown
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