Above you see one of a very few photos of the building, taken in 1860. It was a large building, 56 ft. long, built in solid granite from Quincy.
Information states that his house was built 1737. It was the first house west of the summit of Beacon Hill and erected by Thomas Hancock, John's uncle. It was left to his widow, Lydia Henchman and was taken over by John Hancock in the year the Declaration was signed in 1776.
Sadly it was torn down in 1863, after a heated discussion on whether to preserve it as historic landmark or not. The only thing left is the empty space that once housed this beautiful building. The controversy around the preservation of the house of John Hancock did, however, save other historic landmark from the same fate.
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(Photo of house: Boston Public Library)