Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dorchester Illustration of the Day, no. 1578 Dorchester’s Collections

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1578   The Dorchester Historical Society unveiled its new book at Dorchester Descendants weekend.  Those who start Christmas shopping early, should consider multiple copies.  It is available as a gift premium in exchange for … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day, no. 1577 First Baptist

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1577   Scan of Christmas card created by Karen MacNutt 2008 showing Neponset Village Meeting House 1888, First Baptist Society in Dorchester.  The First Baptist Church, now located at the corner of Ashmont and … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day, no. 1576 Baker Chocolate Box Label

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1576   Photographs of the Dorchester Descendants taken by Jeff Gonyeau can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ermmwwt/sets/72157626934217437/with/5876322151/ Today we have a scan of a Baker Chocolate box label – the most illustrative that I have … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day, no. 1575 Blake House

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1575   In response to Friday’s illustration, Jim Cooke wrote: My great grandfather, Robert Cook, was from Antrim, Ireland; he was a hired substitute to the credit of Dorchester – hired by S. Homer … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1574 Civil War

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1574   Last evening I met a recipient of the daily email who had a family member who enlisted in the Civil War in Dorchester although he lived in Plymouth County. His name was … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day, no. 1573 65 Pleasant Street

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1573   As we have seen before, 65 Pleasant Street was the home of Anna Harris Smith, a Clapp descendant, who used her means to found the Animal Rescue League. The house is undergoing … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1572 Dorchester Descendants

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1572   Today we have a photo of the banner for Dorchester Descendants events scheduled for Saturday including the 350th birthday party for the James Blake House at 735 Columbia Road.  350th Birthday of … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1571 Savin Hill

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1571   Today we have a view from the top of Savin Hill showing houses on Savin Hill Avenue. About 1884. ______ The Dorchester Illustration of the Day (DIOTD) is sent weekdays. If you … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1570

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1570   The building at 15-17 Grant Place is the subject of an application to demolish.  The Boston Landmarks Commission staff recommended that the Commissioners conduct a hearing under Article 85 Demolition Delay.  I … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1569 Walter Wales’ birthday

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1569 In the mid-19th century Walter Wales invited his parents to his birthday party with this handwritten and illustrated invitation. ______ The Dorchester Illustration of the Day (DIOTD) is sent weekdays. If you receive … Continue reading

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