Dorchester Illustration no. 2193 Third Dorchester High School
The third high school building is located at the corner of Talbot Avenue and Centre Street. Designed by Hartwell, Richardson and Driver and built in 1900, it later became Dorchester High School for Girls, later Girls' Latin...
Dorchester Illustration no. 2192
Second Dorchester High School
The second high school, which was located at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Centre Street, was used as the high school from about 1870 until 1900 when the high school in Codman Square was constructed due to a need for larger...
Dorchester Illustration no. 2191
First Dorchester High School
The first high school building in Dorchester was built in the early 1850s at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Gibson Street, where the Dunkin Donuts is located now.
The school was organized in December, 1852, with a...
“Lost Boston” by Anthony Sammarco
2 p.m. Sunday, May 17
William Clapp House
195 Boston St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
Join DHS for an illustrated lecture by Anthony M. Sammarco, author of “Lost Boston.” The book is the story of some of Boston’s once well-known institutions that were demolished, lost to fire, or neglect. Learn about the Readville Trotting Park, the Boston Garden, the City Point Aquarium, Jordan Marsh Department Store, as well as the Parker House,...
Mr. Saxe will give his popular talk on the history of Dorchester architecture for the third time. Refreshed and revised, with new research, new photos and a more historical photos, Mr. Saxe's lecture examines the history of Dorchester's first three hundred years through the changing styles of its houses. As one of the oldest towns in the United States, and one affected by sweeping social and economic changes, Dorchester presents an unusually textured picture of American history. From...
Urban Religion and the Origins of Addiction Recovery
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the William Clapp House
Eoin Cannon, aide to Boston's Mayor Martin J. Walsh and author of The Saloon and the
Mission. Tales of surviving the depths of addiction are among the most popular
stories in American culture today, combining compelling drama with spiritual uplift and
psychological insight. At the same time, story-telling plays an important role in recovery
practices. When did...