Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1795 1167 Washington Street

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1795   Yesterday we saw a bit of Lower Mills from a bird’s-eye view.  There was a building about where the Spukie’s pizza store is located today.  Today’s illustration is a photo from Bob … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1794 Lower Mills

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1794   Today we have a detail from the 1890 bird’s-eye view of Lower Mills.  Although the print shows mostly the Dorchester side of the river, the title is: Milton Lower Mills, Massachusetts. Boston: … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1793 Mary Tolman certificate

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1793   Today’s illustration is an early 19th-century certificate for good behavior for Miss Mary E. Tolman from her school teacher. This is probably Mary Elizabeth Tolman born April 10, 1809, to Robert P. … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1792 Meeting House Hill

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1791   Today we have another Dorchester photo published in 1895 in Picturesque Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Dorchester and Vicinity. The main features of the photo are the Soldiers Monument, First Church and … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1791 Upham’s Corner

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1791   Amos Upham opened his store in the 1820s on the corner of Columbia Road (then still named Boston Street and Dudley Street.  In the mid-19th century the company was renamed for Amos’ … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1790 Crescent Market

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1790   Crescent Market, 757 Dudley Street, Upham’s Corner. Crescent Market, dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats of every description, Choice Fruit, Vegetables, etc., No. 757 Dudley Street, Upham’s Corner is an excellent place … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1789 Baker Chocolate

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1789 View of Baker Chocolate Stone Mill from Milton side of Neponset River. Photograph with label on back: Adams Street & Baker’s Court. Walter Baker Stone Mill (right), Cook & Scott Woolen Cleansing Mill, … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1788 Donna Summer

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1788   Disco singer Donna Summer passed away on Thursday. Donna Summer won five Grammys and sold more than 130 million records worldwide. Her career took off in the mid 1970s, and she became … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1787 World War I Monument

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1787   Sometimes when we drive around Dorchester we concentrate so much on the traffic that we don’t see the monuments and the artwork displayed on our streets.  Today we have the World War … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1786 Endicott School

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1786   Endicott School Building The Bridge Boston Charter School will occupy the former Endicott School Building, beginning this summer. The new school will serve 108 students in pre-K through first grade and add … Continue reading

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