Dorchester Illustration no. 2251 View of Ashmont Hill
View of Ashmont Hill from top of 34 Alban Street 1880s. Scan of photo donated to the Dorchester Historical Society by the widow of grand nephew of Frank Wood, first owner of 34 Alban Street.
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Dorchester Illustration no. 2250 Victorian Interior
Does your home look like this one on Alban Street as it was comfortably furnished in the 1880s? Do the homes on Ashmont Hill still look like this? Find out at the Dorchester House Tour 2016: Ashmont Hill.
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The home of the Welles family was the original estate house for Ashmont Hill (see below) when the hill was all open land except the house in the illustration. George Derby Welles, who lived in Paris, inherited the estate from his grandfather in 1870 and asked Edward Ingersoll Browne to have a...
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...
Edward M Kennedy Institute Guided Tour - Sunday, April 17
The Dorchester Historical Society will host a program to mark the birthday of Edward Everett on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U S. Senate.
Edward Everett, who was born in Dorchester, was elected to United States Senate and served from March 4, 1853 until June 1, 1854. Among his many achievements as a preeminent public man of the nineteenth century, Everett’s career included ten years in...