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Hail to the Whale! John F. Kennedy's Hub Addresses

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There is perhaps no bigger Boston-area whale from the 20th century than the 35th president, John F. Kennedy. Born in Brookline of a woman born in the North End, educated across the river, politically launched from an address in Beacon Hill, JFK touched more Hub addresses than just about any head of state we can name (sorry, No. 44).


Also, as part of our comprehensive JFK coverage, do check out the president's favorite eats over at Eater Boston and his (and his wife's) fashion sense over at Racked Boston.
· A GPS Tour of JFK's Boston [Boston.com]
· Our Whale Week 2013 archive [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. Weld Hall

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Peabody Street and Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

2. Winthrop House

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32 Mill Street, Cambridge
MA, 02138

After his 1936-37 freshman year, Kennedy relocated to Winthrop House along the Charles River.

3. Birthplace

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83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA

Kennedy was born here on May 29, 1917. Now a National Historic Site, his mother Rose returned here in 1967 to restore it to its presidential natal glory.

4. Rose Kennedy Birthplace

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4 Garden Court
Boston, MA

It was in this North End building that JFK's mom, Rose, was born in 1890, a year before her father was elected to the precursor to the City Council.

5. Bellevue Hotel

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21 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

Kennedy rented in the building just after World War II, when he was plotting his first political campaign. Known then as the Bellevue Hotel, it's now a condo where studios go for $289,000.

6. Voting Place

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122 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA

Right around the corner from his first Boston apartment at the Bellevue Hotel, this was where Kennedy was registered to vote (even when he was in the White House).

1. Weld Hall

Peabody Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Peabody Street and Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

2. Winthrop House

32 Mill Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

After his 1936-37 freshman year, Kennedy relocated to Winthrop House along the Charles River.

32 Mill Street, Cambridge
MA, 02138

3. Birthplace

83 Beals Street, Brookline, MA

Kennedy was born here on May 29, 1917. Now a National Historic Site, his mother Rose returned here in 1967 to restore it to its presidential natal glory.

83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA

4. Rose Kennedy Birthplace

4 Garden Court, Boston, MA

It was in this North End building that JFK's mom, Rose, was born in 1890, a year before her father was elected to the precursor to the City Council.

4 Garden Court
Boston, MA

5. Bellevue Hotel

21 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Kennedy rented in the building just after World War II, when he was plotting his first political campaign. Known then as the Bellevue Hotel, it's now a condo where studios go for $289,000.

21 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

6. Voting Place

122 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA

Right around the corner from his first Boston apartment at the Bellevue Hotel, this was where Kennedy was registered to vote (even when he was in the White House).

122 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA