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Old Corner Bookstore Building

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Legendary Literary Landmark

One of the stops on Boston's Freedom Trail, the Old Corner Bookstore building ranks among the city's oldest extant structures: It's been standing here at School and Washington streets since 1712. If you're a literary type, this is a hallowed landmark: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other authors used to assemble here regularly, and the bookstore published everything from Hawthorn's The Scarlet Letter to Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

So come tip your hat to a slew of 19th-century intellectuals and admire some genuinely time-tested brickwork at the site of the Old Corner Bookstore.

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