Built : 1795
Architect : Charles Bulfinch
Architectural Style : Colonial Revival, Federal, Greek Revival
Sections : South slope, north slope, Flat of the Hill
Prominent Attractions : Massachusetts State House, Black Heritage Trail, Boston Common, Acorn Street, Charles Street, Suffolk University etc.
Noteworthy Residents : Charles Bulfinch, Robert Frost, Louisa May Alcott, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell
Closest Subway Stations : Part Street, Bowdoin, Charles/ MGH
Beacon Hill in Boston is a historic neighbourhood lined with residential buildings representative of different architectural styles. Located close to sites such as Boston Common, Charles River Esplanade, Boston Public Garden amongst others, this area, made up of three sections (north and south slopes, Flat of the Hill) attracts a significant amount of crowd throughout the year.
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962, the historic Beacon Hill in Boston is a predominantly residential neighbourhood considered to be one of the most expensive in the city. Built towards the end of the 18th century, this neighbourhood is not only home to the Massachusetts State House but also to several picturesque streets like Acorn Street, the Suffolk University, the Harrison Gray Otis House along with others.
With certain parts of the neighbourhood falling on the Black Heritage Trail, Beacon Hill is a fairly popular area in Boston and is not only decently populated but also frequently visited. The general architecture resembles the Colonial and Greek Revival, and Federal styles, with rowhouses, cobblestone and narrow gaslit streets, brick sidewalks and mansions being some of the prominent features.
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