Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1556 13 Carruth

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1556   Much of the following information comes from Our Family Portraiture, a privately-printed book produced by the descendants of the Dorchester Bethmanns. 13 Carruth Street, otherwise known as the Beehive, was built for … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1555 Kodak advert

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1555   This John A. Cushman Kodak Shop advertisement appeared in the Blue Book of Dorchester for 1910.  The ad says the shop was located at 363 Washington Street just above the intersection of … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1554 Pierce House

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1554   The Pierce House sits on Oakton Avenue across from the Kenney School.   It is Dorchester’s second oldest existing house (1683). ______ The Dorchester Illustration of the Day (DIOTD) is sent weekdays. If … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1553 Northwood Apts

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1553   Bob Rugo identified the house in yesterday’s photo as 66 Dracut Street, and he reports that the event occurred in August, 1915.   For today: The Northwood Apartment building stood at the corner … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1552 Steamroller

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1552   Photograph from the Boston Public Library showing a steamroller run wild in Dorchester but location unspecified. ______ The Dorchester Illustration of the Day (DIOTD) is sent weekdays. If you receive this e-mail … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1551 Coal Wagon

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1551   Photograph from the Boston Public Library showing a horse-drawn coal wagon wrecked on Geneva Avenue. ______ The Dorchester Illustration of the Day (DIOTD) is sent weekdays. If you receive this e-mail by … Continue reading

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June 24-25 Dorchester Descendants Weekend

350th Birthday of the Blake House and Dorchester Descendants Events June 24, June 25  The Dorchester Descendants project is working to locate, contact, and stay connected to descendants of Dorchester families, in Massachusetts, across the U.S. and beyond. We hope … Continue reading

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June 21 Anthony Sammarco: A Compendium 6-21-2011

Anthony Sammarco. On Tuesday, June 21, at 7 p.m., local author Anthony Sammarco will speak about his new book Dorchester: A Compendium. Free and open to the public, at DHS Headquarters, 195 Boston Street. (If you want to buy a … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1550 St. Paul’s Church

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1550 Scan of title page illustration of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in St. Paul’s Cook Book. Mattapan, [1914?] and a 2011 photo of St. Paul Victory Church Assembly of God.  The building is located … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day, no. 1549 Robinson House

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1549  Note: Would anyone like to march with the Dorchester Historical Society in the Dorchester Day Parade? Yesterday we saw Lemuel Robinson’s Tavern.  Today we have another Robinson property, but I can’t tell if … Continue reading

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