As some of you may know, I have a Master's in English Literature. In other words, I'm a huge nerd. Recently, I discovered that some literary greats lived in Beacon Hill in their days, so B and I set out to see their former residences.
131 Mt. Vernon St. is the former address of Henry James, who once referred to Mt. Vernon as "the only respectable street in America." James is one of my favorite American writers and critics, so I had a bit of a moment seeing his home. Can you tell how excited I was?
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Next, we visited the former home of Robert Frost, which is also located on Mt. Vernon Street. Truth be told, Frost isn't a favorite of mine, but I do respect him and think it's pretty cool that he lived in Boston.
Last, we saw Louisa May Alcott's house at 10 Louisburg Square. I have such a sentimental attachment to Alcott, as Little Women was the first novel I read on my own as a child.
I adore the cobblestone in Louisburg Square, which is one of the most desirable places to live in America (or so I've read). John Kerry lives here too, but of course I can't find his address. Maybe I'll just creep around more often in hopes of spotting him.
Other celebs - past and present - have/had homes in Beacon Hill, but finding their addresses can be tough - I assume because the city wants to keep its tour guides in business. Do you know of any other worthwhile homes to visit in the area?