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Jacob Wirth Buildings
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Built 1844
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Boston Theatre MRA
NRHP reference No. 80000442
Added to NRHP December 9, 1980

The Jacob Wirth Restaurant was a historic German-American restaurant and bar in Boston, Massachusetts at 31-39 Stuart Street. Founded in 1868, Jacob Wirth was the second oldest continuously operated restaurant in Boston when it closed in 2018.

The Greek Revival building housing the restaurant was constructed in 1844. The German style restaurant was founded in 1868 and is the second oldest continuously operating restaurant in the city after the Union Oyster House. The restaurant was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and designated a Boston Landmark in 1977, with interior and exterior protections. Jacob Wirth was the first distributor of Anheuser Busch products. The Wirth family and Anheuser family are from the same small town in Germany.

In 2010, Chelsea developer AJ Simboli Real Estate purchased the property for $1.6 million. The restaurant was put up for sale in January 2018 after having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and closed following a fire in June of that year.

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