Dorchester Illustration no. 2198
St. Gregory's School appeared in American Architect and Building News, March 20, 1918.
Francis X. Dolan became the pastor of St. Gregory's in 1914. He undertook the construction of a grammar school which opened in 1915. A convent was opened in...
Dorchester Illustration no. 2197
Caption on verso: Dorchester Yout Wins Newsboys Harvard Scholarship. Irving Colpack a newsboy of the Dorchester District of Boston was the winner of this year's scholarship to Harvard University. The scholarship was founded in 1906 by the...
Dorchester Illustration no. 2196
St. Matthew's Church appeared in American Architect and Building News, March 20, 1918.
In 1888 Father Fitzpatrick of St. Gregory's bought a lot of land at the corner of Norfolk and Darlington Streets, and two years later opened a temporary church on the site....
“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...