Check out this week’s old photo of Hancock Tavern from the year 1900. Although the tavern no longer exists today, it was originally located in a narrow alley between Faneuil Hall, Congress Street and State Street, known as Corn Court. As rumor has it, the upstairs of the restaurant was home to the beginnings of the Boston Tea Party – however this has commonly been disputed due to the fact that the building does not seem to have existed prior to the 1800s.
The area today is completely redeveloped and the tavern and Corn Court no longer exist.
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