Boston Light

Also known as: Boston Light Station
Little Brewster Island, Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts


Boston Light

Viewed from Hull, Massachusetts

Photo taken by Marc Belanger in April 2010



Street View 


Site of the first lighthouse in North America, which was destroyed by the British in 1776. The reconstructed 89-foot tower is made up of rubble stone, granite, and brick. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1964

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation; Architecture; Communications; Maritime History
Levels of significance
National; State; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Water-related; Institutional housing; Coast guard facility
Current functions
Institutional housing; Water-related; Coast guard facility
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1716; 1783; 1884
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 4
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • March 27, 2015: New photos from Marc Belanger