Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1671 Gibson Playground

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1671 Gibson Playground   Postcard. Caption on front: Gibson Playground, Dorchester. Postmarked Aug 30, 1910 ?, Dorchester Station, Boston. With one cent stamp.  On verso: No. 530 Pub. by Boston Post Card Co., 12 … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1670 WWI Veterans

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1670 Veterans’ Day program this evening at Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street 7 pm.  The following appears in this week’s Dorchester Reporter   Faces, stories from the Great War on display at Historical … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1669 Joseph Healy in Antarctic

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1669   Today’s illustration shows Joseph Healy in the Antarctic in 1941.  Official photograph U.S. Antarctic Service: Bleak Ramparts of the Antarctic.  ANTARCTIC–At the foot of one of the mountains which hide secrets of … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1668 Washington Street

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1668   The Methodist Episcopal Church near the corner of Washington Street and Richmond Street was organized in 1816. The building at the right in the illustration was built in 1874-75 and was taken … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1667 St. Brendan’s Church

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1667   Postcard not posted, showing St. Brendan’s Roman Catholic Church on Gallivan Boulevard. The date is probably soon after the church was built in 1933. From St. Brendan’s website: “From our first Mass … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1666 Savin Hill Depot

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1666   View of Savin Hill depot. Postcard. Caption on front: Savin Hill Depot, Dorchester, Mass. Postmarked Uphams Corner Station Aug. 6, 1909. With one cent stamp. On verso: Published by Putnam Art Co., … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1665 General View of Dot Ave

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1665   View of Dorchester Avenue at Savin Hill Avenue. Postcard. Caption on front: General View of Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Mass. [At bottom left of card is the number:] 1497. Postally unused. On verso: … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1664 Pierce School

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1664   Postcard. Caption on front: Henry L. Pierce School, Dorchester. Postally unused. Circa 1910. The Henry L. Pierce School replaced the Welles Mansion at the corner of Washington Street and Welles Avenue in … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1663 All Saints

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1663   Postcard showing All Saints Church about 1910. All Saints’ Episcopal Church began in 1867 as a mission of St. Mary’s Church and  was formed as a separate parish in Dorchester Lower Mills … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1662 Venetian Gardens

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1662   Today we have a matchbook cover from the Venetian Gardens restaurant, which is perhaps the only establishment represented from our matchbook covers that is still in operation.  Located at 1269 Massachusetts Avenue … Continue reading

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