Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1891 G & G Deli

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1891 The G & G Deli was located at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Columbine Street, now named Ansel Road.  The G & G Deli was the scene of many political rallies, … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1890 Altshuler’s

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1890 Matchbook cover. Caption: GE 6-6361. at Field’s Corner. Altshuler’s, 1485 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Mass. From the illustration I guess it is obvious that Altshuler’s was a record store.  Number 1485 Dorchester Avenue is … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1889 For Health’s Sake Roller Skate

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1889 Matchbook cover. Caption: For health’s sake, roller skate. When thinking of roller skating, think of the Winter Garden Rollerway, 725 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester, Mass. at Neponset Bridge. 725 Gallivan Boulevard is approximately where … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1888 Blue Hills Cafeteria

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1888 Matchbook cover.  Blue Hills Cafeteria and Cocktail Lounge. 1667 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan Sq., Mattapan, Mass. Going south, no. 1667 is the last building on the right on Blue Hill Avenue at the … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1887 Murray Berger’s deli

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1887 Matchbook cover. Caption: Murray Berger’s most modern delicatessen and beer garden. Entertainment. 232 Columbia Road, Dorchester, Mass. Tel. Garrison 9537 The deli was located at the corner of Columbia Road and Devon Street … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1886 Maguire’s Market

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1886 Matchbook cover. Caption: Maguire’s Market.  1261 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Mass. T.F. Maguire Co. Liquors Ales Wines Free Delivery. COL. 0843-0844 No. 1261 Dorchester Avenue is the building at the corner of Dorchester Avenue … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1885 Quality Lunch

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1885 Matchbook cover. Caption: Tel. TALBOT 3204 Dine at Quality Lunch Anagnos Bros., Prop. 1510 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester, Mass. The Quality Lunch restaurant was in the building that was rehabbed last year in Fields … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1884 Dorchester Town seal

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1884 The Dorchester Historical Society will introduce its Dorchester town seals made out of chocolate by Phillips Candy House at the fundraising Gala on October 12th.  Buy your tickets to the event at www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1883 Edwin Lewis churches

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1883 Edwin J. Lewis Jr. was a Dorchester resident and architect of many of its shingle-style houses.   He also designed the Janet M. Wilson Memorial Chapel in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Christ Church at … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1882 All Saints

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1882 Today’s illustration is a postcard view of All Saints Church. Postcard. Caption on front: All Saints Church, Ashmont, Mass. Postmarked Dec. 3, 1909 with one-cent stamp. On verso: No. H12663 The Robbins Co., … Continue reading

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