Otis House


During the nineteenth century Beacon Hill began to transform into how we know it today. Cut-and-fill development operations continued, and freestanding mansions with stables and gardens were built. Compared to the more rural South slope, the Northern Slope was a “free-for-all” community with so many brothels that it became known as “Mount Whoredom.” By 1840 there was little undeveloped land on Beacon Hill, with the new-styled buildings and upgrades to existing structures ushered in the Victorian Era.