Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1681 Foster Bull House

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1681   Yesterday we saw Resthaven, a house that was taken down for the construction of the court house.  Today we see the Foster Bull House, one of the houses that was moved at … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1680 Resthaven

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1680   Postcard. Caption on front: Resthaven, Dorchester, Mass. Postally unused. Today’s image is a scan from an undated real photo post card from about 1920 showing a building labeled Resthaven, an Italianate-style mansion … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1679 William G. Walsh

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1679   The monument to William G. Walsh is located in the William G. Walsh Playground on Washington Street near Lower Mills.  Gunnery Sergeant William Gary Walsh (April 7, 1922 – February 27, 1945) … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1678 Putnam Nail

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1678   Putnam Nail advertisement from The Youth’s Companion, Jan. 9, 1902. Silas Putnam made his first fortune with curtain rollers.  Then he invented a method of producing machine-made horseshoe nails.  For fifty years … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1677 Belvidere Hall

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1677   Belvidere Hall was an elegant mansion that once stood on Blue Hill Avenue, near Franklin Park.  It was built c. 1840 by Frederick Gleason, publisher of Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing Room Companion.  Landscaped … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1676 Lyceum Hall and First Church

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1676   Lyceum Hall and First Parish Church.  Lyceum Hall was taken down in the 1950s, leaving a piece of vacant land. Postcard. Caption on front: Lyceum Hall, Old First Church, Meeting House Hill, … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1675 Hollywood Cleansers

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1675   Hollywood Two Hour Cleansers folding card with needles.  You may have to zoom in on this one to see the needles. ______ The Dorchester Illustration of the Day (DIOTD) is sent weekdays. … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1674 Neponse Circle

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1674   Scan of photo in possession of Emmy Thomas showing Neponset Circle on Dec. 18, 1935. Photo taken by Fairchild Aerial Services. ______ The Dorchester Illustration of the Day (DIOTD) is sent weekdays. … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1673 Gallivan Boulevard

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1673   The Neponset Drive In Theatre is the most notable feature in this aerial photograph from 1956 of Gallivan Boulevard and Neponset Circle.  There is an  Esso gas station at lower right at … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1672 Incurables Home

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1672   Circa 1910 view of the earlier building for the Boston Home at 2049 Dorchester Avenue, corner of Gallivan Boulevard. Postcard. Not posted. Caption on front: Incurables Home. ______ The Dorchester Illustration of … Continue reading

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