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Durgin-Park restaurant memorabilia up for auction

February 16, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Fans of Boston’s recently-closed Durgin-Park restaurant can now own a piece of culinary history.

Advertising signs and other memorabilia from the Faneuil Hall eatery, which billed itself as the city’s second-oldest restaurant, are on the auction block.

Among the 200 items to be sold are an entrance sign and a carved wooden pig that dates to 1879. The items for sale can be previewed at the restaurant this weekend and online bidding for the items ends Wednesday.

The restaurant was founded in 1827 and got its current name in 1877 in honor of two of the original partners, John Durgin and Eldridge Park. It was famous for its traditional Yankee fare and sassy wait staff.

Ownership, citing fewer customers and higher costs, shuttered the restaurant last month.