The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.



Site 8

Five Corners

Atlantic Avenue, York Street, and Pleasant Street.

Civil War veteran, Sampson Pompey, once owned 3 Atlantic Avenue. The original design of this house was very similar to the original design of 47 Pleasant Street. The house of Seneca Boston (b. 1744), a weaver and Captain Boston’s father, is at 5 Atlantic Avenue. These houses are now privately owned and not open to the public.

Up the hill, at the southeast corner of West York Lane and York Street, is the site of the Zion Church, founded in 1835, where Arthur Cooper (see Site 7) served.

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