"I went into town and went to Parker’s and had a good breakfast"
Parker House dining room c.1910
Public DomainParker House dining room c.1910 - Credit: J.R. Whipple Co.
Parker House
Public DomainParker House - Credit: Leander Baker

Parker House hotel was founded in 1855 by Harvey D. Parker and was located on School Street. A highly luxurious establishment, it was also the seat of the Saturday Club, an informal coterie of intellectuals whose members included Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Long noted for its fine cuisine, it was the home of Massachusetts’ state dessert, the Boston cream pie. The site is now occupied by the Omni Parker House.