8 // Black-Binney House
1472 Hollis St.
The Black-Binney House is a classic example of Georgian stone construction, built in about 1819. The granite was brought from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, as ballast in the ships of John Black, for whom it was built. Black made his money as co-owner of a ship commissioned as a privateer in the war of 1812, and built the mansion with part of his profits.