Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1856 Adams Pond Co

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1856

Judy Tuttle has submitted a photo on Facebook showing the cement medallion in her walk.  The company was Adams Pond Co. from Milk Street Boston.

The 1909 Directory of American Cement Industries 5th ed. has an entry for Adams Pond Co. at 53 State Street, Boston, in a section of Contractors and Other Users of Cement.  So it seems likely that the medallion was the concrete installer’s way of showing pride in his work as well as an advertisement for new business.

The 1918 Boston Register and Business Directory shows the company at 166 Devonshire Street in the Master Builders Exchange Building. (It is possible that the building had an entrance on Milk Street – hard to tell exactly where the building stood).


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