John Winthrop (12 January 1587/8– 26 March 1649) obtained a royal charter, along with other wealthy Puritans, from King Charles for the Massachusetts Bay Company and led a group of English Puritans to the New World in 1630. He was elected the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony the year before. Between 1639 and 1648, he was voted out of the governorship and then re-elected a total of 12 times.
Winthrop Building is an historic steel frame skyscraper at 7 Water Street (intersection with Washington Street) in Boston, Massachusetts. The early skyscraper was built in 1894 on the site of Puritan Governor John Winthrop's second house (mansion house) in downtown Boston. The building was added to the National Historic Register in 1974. Famous tenants include Landscape Architect Fletcher Steele in the 1920's.