Bunch-of-Grapes

Boston, United States

Bunch-of-Grapes

The Bunch-of-Grapes was a tavern located on King Street (State Street) in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 17th and 18th centuries. Typical of taverns of the time, it served multiple functions in the life of the town. Often touted as the genesis for Ohio University, one could buy drinks, human slaves; meet friends, business associates, political co-conspirators. Located in the center of town activity, the facade of the Bunch-of-Grapes building featured iconic signage: "Three gilded clusters of grapes dangled temptingly over the door before the eye of the passer-by."




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