Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1589 Four Churches

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1589


Well, I think the numbering system is back on track.  In my haste at the end of last week, I carried over some numbers of some of the daily emails, but today is really 1589 

Today’s illustration is a detail from the birds’-eye view of Lower Mills published by O.H. Bailey in 1890.  It shows the intersection of Richmond Street and Dorchester Avenue.  The Blaney Baptist Church stood where the bank is now on the corner.  The Unitarian Church stood where the CVS is now diagonally across the intersection—it faced Richmond Street and not Dorchester Avenue.  St. Gregory’s Catholic Church is on Dorchester Avenue at the right edge of the detail.  And, the Methodist Church stood approximately where the modern United Methodist stands today just around the corner on Washington Street.  Edmund Baker’s house stood on the corner of Richmond Street and Washington Street with a small house between it and the Methodist Church.

At the intersection of Washington Street and Richmond on the other corner, there is a numeral 48, and this indicates the Public Library in the former bank building, which is now a private residence.  Back at the intersection of Richmond and Dorchester Avenue there is a numeral 35, and this indicates the establishment of J.H. Bourne, painter and glazier.


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