Dorchester Illustration no. 2243
Before Edward Everett’s statue was moved to Richardson Park, it stood in a traffic circle at Edward Everett Square. Today’s photo shows the statue toppled by a passing motorist in 1931.
Caption on verso: Motorist Fells Statute of Statesman. The 15-foot bronze statue of Edward Everett, famous statesman, standing in Edward Everett Square in Dorchester, Mass., was knocked face downward when a speeding motor car struck the base. Workmen are seen above as they attempted to replace the likeness. 3/2/31 ACME NEWS
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 the House of Representatives, four years as governor of Massachusetts, an appointment as United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain from 1841-1845, and, briefly, Secretary of State.
At the Kennedy Institute, whose mission is to educate the public about the important role of the Senate in our government and encourage participatory democracy and civil discourse, visitors will learn about the history of the Senate through the use of interactive technology and have the opportunity to become a senator in training.
DHS has arranged for a specially guided tour for its members, and has secured a group admission rate of $8. Tickets will be available for purchase soon at the Society’s website, www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org. Members will also receive an invitation in the mail
Join us as one of Dorchester’s oldest institutions pays a visit to its newest.
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