Otis House

Coloinal Boston’s General Population

At the time Otis House was built, most Bostonians were not living the elite and comfortable lifestyle that the Otises were enjoying. The following profiles are based on real people living on and around Beacon Hill in 1796 that were uncovered through the researching of public records. Journey back in time by selecting a name below and see what life was like for the majority of Bostonians living and working in the late eighteenth century.