Dorchester Illustration no. 42 River Street Fire Station

Dorchester Illustration no. 2142 River Street Fire Station

 

Realphoto postcard.  Caption on front: Ladder #6, Dorchester, Mass. Postally unused. On verso Pub. by Herbert E. Glasier & Co., Boston, Mass.  Early 20th century.

 

The building was built before 1874 and still showed up on the Lower Mills plate in the 1933 atlas.  Does anyone know when it was taken down?

 

Ladder no. 6 is now in Peabody Square at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street.

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April 27, 2014 Dorch Hist Soc Program – Stars and Stripes of American Music

April 27, 2014.  2 pm  Dorchester Historical Society public program.

Wheaton College professor Delvyn Case will explore the music of three of Ameri­ca’s homegrown composers – Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin – and how they forged a uniquely American style of classical mu­sic that incorporated the folk and popular music they heard across the country. Case is a composer, conductor, scholar, performer and educator who has taught at many area colleges and universities.

Donations welcome.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2141 Neponset Avenue Pharmacy

Dorchester Illustration no. 2141

Postcard. Caption on front: Neponset Ave. showing Walter N. Bakers Pharmacy, Neponset, Mass. Postmarked Dorchester Center. Caption on verso: Published by A. Kagan, Boston, Mss. Printed in Germany.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2041 Neil’s Conservatory, Washington Street

Dorchester Illustration no. 2140

 

Neil’s Conservatory, 451 Washington Street corner Park Street, 1934 – photograph by John J Sheehan.  Notice that the greenhouse is partly below grade and that it extends quite far back along Kenberma Road on the right.

 

This location is now occupied by Grace Church of all Nations.

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Mary Varden joins Desmond Rohan to run the marathon

Mary Varden will run the Boston Marathon to help in raising money for the Dorchester Historical Society and the Roger Clap School.

The next event is the wine tasting at the Boston Winery on April 4th

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/marathon-wine-tasting-and-winery-tour-fund-raiser-tickets-10931794291

 

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Fundraiser by Desmond Rohand for Dorch Hist Soc and Roger Clap School

It’s only a MONTH away….yes the running of the Boston Marathon will be here 4/20 and I will be hitting the course to raise some funds for some great Dorchester non-profits…..  I am hoping you can support me by cheering me on on Marathon Monday but if you can be there physically I am hoping you can then support me financially

I will be raising funds for the Dorchester Historical Society and the Roger Clap Innovation School ( a Boston public elementary school).  These two small but meaning organizations need your help…  and you can do that in 2 different ways.  The first is I am hosting a wine tour and tasting at the Boston Winery here in Dorchester.  A 10,000 sq ft facility thats will provide you great insight to the wine making process. It is located just alongside the Venezia Restaurant in Port Norfolk by Neponset Circle. The cocktail reception which will include a selection of cheese and fruits is a great way to explore wine but most importantly wine from Dorchester.  You have to taste it!!

It is strongly recommended you purchase your tickets in advance through the Eventbrite webpage below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marathon-wine-tasting-and-winery-tour-fund-raiser-tickets-10931794291

There is plenty of free parking.

If you are unable to attend the event and are interested in supporting these causes, you can contribute via my secure crowdrise page.  You may also send me a check made payable to Dorchester Historical Society(DHS) and I will work with them share half funds to the Roger Clap Innovation School.  To contribute electronically you can visit thru link below.

http://www.crowdrise.com/dhs-rcis/fundraiser/desmondrohan

checks can be sent to 8 Howell Street #3 Dorchester, MA  02125 ( again payable to DHS)

Look forward to seeing you on the 4th and please email me with any questions or comments.

Desmond
617-388-5322
bc92@comcast.net

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2139

Dorchester Illustration no. 2139

Photograph of a butter dish made by the Gleason Pewter & Silver-Plating company that was located on Washington Street, north of Park Street in 1830s to 1871.

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March 23, 2014 Irish Need Not Apply program

No Irish Need Apply:

A History of the Irish in Boston

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2 p.m.

at the William Clapp House

 Christopher Daley will present a 90-minute slide lecture exploring the Irish experience in Boston, from the mid-17th century to the ar­rival of the Scot-Irish and pre-famine Irish Cath­olics. Daley will also talk about the increase in anti-Irish/Catholic sentiment in the mid-1800s, as well as the massive wave of immigration into Boston after the potato famine. The discussion will also include the rise of the Irish in Boston politics by such political leaders as Patrick Col­lins, Hugh O’Brien, Martin Lomasney, Patrick J. Kennedy, John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald and, of course, James Michael Curley.

Dorchester Historical Society

195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2137 Mellin’s Food

Dorchester Illustration no. 2137

 

Note: The house in last week’s illustration has been identified by Anthony Sammarco as the Simpson House on West Cottage Street.

 

Today we have a trade card from Mellin’s Food for Infants and Invalids with a testimonial from Mrs. R.G.H., Dorchester, Mass.

 

“My little one only two months old, was a mere skeleton.  We put him on Mellin’s Food, and it is wonderful to see what a change it has wrought.”  April 19, 1888.

 

The card is meant to be held up to the light–the eyes have been colored in on the back side of the paper, so that they show through.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2136 House at Dorchester, Mass.

Dorchester Illustration no. 2136

 

Stereo card view of house at Dorchester, Mass.

Does anyone have any ideas where this house might be if it still exists?  We have been unable to identify it.

 

Stereo cards were placed in a special viewer with lenses, and when adjusted properly, the two images would merge to give the appearance of three-dimensions.

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