Dorchester Illustration no. 2145 Pierce and Adams Street Mills

Dorchester Illustration no. 2145


Pierce and Adams-Street Mill 1899

Photograph of the mill buildings of the Baker Chocolate company on the east side of Adams Street from article Some Notes on the Food Value of Cocoa and Chocolate, Harper’s Weekly, 1899.  The Adams-Street Mill is connected to the Pierce Mill at the left corner where Adams Street makes the turn.


The article cites Brillat-Savarin’s Physiology of Taste: After a good, complete, and copious breakfast, if we take in addition a cup of well-made chocolate, digestion will be perfectly accomplished in three hours, and we may dine whenever we like.


The people who make constant use of chocolate are the ones who enjoy the most steady health, and are the least subject to a multitude of little ailments which destroy the comfort of life; their plumpness is also more equal.


Join the Dorchester Historical Society and the Department of Conservation and Recreation for a walking tour of the Baker Chocolate buildings, Saturday, May 10, 1 pm, starting at the Milton Landing.  Tour length is less than a mile.


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