Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1588 Walter Humphreys

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1588   Walter Humphreys (son of Henry Humphreys and Sarah Clapp Humphreys) enlisted in Company A of the 13th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment four days after his twentieth birthday in 1862.  His letter home dated … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day, no. 1587 Outhouse

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1586   The outhouse at the Clapp Family Farm owned by the Dorchester Historical Society has 4 seats, two for children and two for adults. ______ The Dorchester Illustration of the Day (DIOTD) is … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1586 Seeding Machine

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1586   The hearing on the demolition delay for 15 Grant Place took place last evening at the Boston Landmarks Commission.  The hearing has two parts – the first answers the question whether the … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1585 Eddy Refrigerator

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1585   In 1847 Darius Eddy established the Eddy Refrigerator company on Gibson Street.  His iceboxes were wooden with metal lining to hold a block of ice in the top compartment.  The food was … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1584 St. Mary’s Church

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1584   Today’s illustration shows St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in 1897.  After a fire in 1887 at the first building of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, which was located on Bowdoin Street at Topliff, the … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1583 Stoughton Street Baptist Church

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1583   Today’s illustration shows the Stoughton Street Baptist Church in a drawing by William P. Budwell. In response to yesterday’s illustration of the Neponset river by Budwell, Richard Heath supplied this illustration from … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1582 Neponset

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1582   William P. Budwell, an American artist of the late 19th and early 20th century, drew today’s illustration of the Neponset River marshes. Doug Wynne responded to yesterday’s email: How well I remember … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1581 Milestone

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1581   This 7 mile stone is located in front of the Baker Chocolate administration building in Lower Mills.  Mile stones were installed in the towns surrounding Boston in the 18th century to indicate … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1580 Saving Hill Yacht Club

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1580   Postcard. Caption on front: End of the Season, Savin Hill Yacht Club. Coyprighted 1907, Boston Post Card Co.  Postmarked Uphams Corner Station Feb. 4.  On verso: No. 1695. Pub. by Boston Post-card … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1579 Sampler

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1579   Sampler worked by Mary Blake in 1798.  She was born April 4, 1784 in Warwick, MA and married Richard Clap of Dorchester in 1807.  The lived in a house that was located … Continue reading

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