Louisburg Square

Brahmin, blue-blood charm

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You’d have to shell out eight figures to live alongside quaint grassy Louisburg Square in the heart of Beacon Hill; but you can amble around it and admire the setting for free.

Hard to know if “tony” trumps “charming”, so let’s just say it’s both. Triangular pediments and black shutters bedeck the gracious Greek Revival townhouses, and gas lanterns light the brick sidewalks.  A wrought-iron fence surrounds a central garden, which is private.

Louisburg Square has been Boston’s most prestigious address since the mid-19th century. Residents have included architect Charles Bullfinch, painter John Singleton Copley, writer Louisa May Alcott and (more recently) politician John Kerry.

Pro tip: in Boston, we pronounce the “s” in “Louisburg.”

T: Park/Green or Park/Red

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Louisburg Square

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