Dorchester Illustration no. 2259 Mattapan Trolley
Mattapan Trolley Type 4 Car 5286 is shown on the loop at the Peabody Square end of Ashmont Station as it looked on October 20, 1936. Photo by James A. Parsons, 4 Westmoreland Street, Dorchester.
The family of James A. Parsons donated...
Dorchester Illustration no. 2258 Holden House near Upham's Corner
The house of the Holden family stood on Columbia Road opposite Albright Ct. (now Annabel Street). Between 1884 and 1889, the house was taken down, and the property was sub-divided to allow construction of Holden Street with...
Dorchester Illustration no. 2257 Pierce Building at Upham's Corner
Anthony Sammarco has pointed out a mistake in last week's Illustration. The house in the picture was not the Upham house but the Samuel B. Pierce House exactly across Columbia Road from Bellevue Street at the...
The Dorchester House Tour is back - come to see Ashmont Hill as it is today on Sunday, June 12th. Visit a dozen delightful homes and carriage houses on Ashmont Hill. Talk with their owners about the ways they have preserved, restored, and transformed their 19th century homes for 21st century living Also tour the historic 1892 Parish of All Saints, Ashmont, to see the award-winning restoration of this landmark church.
Come to the Dorchester House Tour, Sunday, June 12th and save by...
2 pm, Sunday, May 15th at 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
The Dorchester Historical Society's program for May is a talk by Joe Bagley, the city archaeologist, and his new book The History of Boston in 50 Artifacts. Joe highlights a fascinating hodge-podge of history--from ancient fishing grounds to Jazz Age red-light districts--and demonstrates how these objects offer a unique and accessible introduction to Boston's history and physical culture.
The Society will take a few...