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John C. Smith House  
86 Pinckney Street
Boston, MA 02110

John J. Smith, a barber, abolitionist and a state legislator, lived here from 1878 to 1893. During the Civil War, Smith was a recruiter for Massachusetts African American regiments and for the Fifth Calvary. He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as its third African American member, in 1868, 1869 and 1872, was the first African American to serve on the Boston Common Council and successfully worked to have the first African American appointed to the Boston police force. This home is a private residence.

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