Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dorchester Illustration no. 2173 Dorchester High School

Dorchester Illustration no. 2173 Dorchester High School   The third high school building is located at the corner of Talbot Avenue and Centre Street. Designed by Hartwell, Richardson and Driver and built in 1900, it later became Dorchester High School … Continue reading

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December 14, 2014 Holiday Open House

December 14, 2014 Holiday Party DHS members and friends gather to ring in the holiday season at the annual Holiday Open House. Dorchester-based pianist Bil Mooney-McCoy will play music of the holiday season and lead the gathering in a lively … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2172 Torrey Mansion

Dorchester Illustration no. 2172 Torrey House   The Torrey mansion stood on the corner of Washington Street and Melville Avenue. Designed by Cabot and Chandler, the Torrey House was one of the most elaborate 19th-century homes in Dorchester. ELBRIDGE TORREY … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2171 McGrath Electric

Dorchester Illustration no. 2171 McGrath Electric In 1940, the McGrath Electric Company documented their acquisition of a truck with photos.  Their storefront was located at 1726 Dorchester Avenue across from St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church next to a drugstore.  The … Continue reading

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Hebrew Home for the Aged

Dorchester Illustration no. 2170 Hebrew Home for the Aged   On Wednesday, January 28, 1903, a small group of Orthodox Jews – five women and one man – completed and signed the official documents and paid the five-dollar fee, thus … Continue reading

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November 16, 2014 2 pm – The Three-Decker: Symbol and Stereotype

Diane Jacobsohn, PhD Three-Decker: Symbol and Stereotype 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the William Clapp House Diane Jacobson will examine why three-deckers are considered a form of vernacular architecture peculiar to New England, as well as some of … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2169 Oakland Hall, Mattapan Square

Dorchester Illustration no. 2169 Oakland Hall   Oakland Hall stood at the corner of River Street and Oakland Street (now Cummins Highway).  As noted below it was moved on its lot to face Mattapan Square more conveniently.  Does anyone know … Continue reading

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