Dorchester Illustration no. 2185 Keystone Building


Dorchester Illustration no. 2185

The Keystone Building at 151 Hallet Street is featured in this advertisement for Fairfax Towels in Nations Business magazine in March, 1961.

At that time the building was owned by the Keystone Company, manufacturer of toys and cameras.

The building permit to construct the building was granted to Hallet & Davis Piano Co. in 1910.  When they applied to add a stable to the property in 1921, one of the conditions of the permit approval was that manure pits in connection with stables were prohibited.  In 1927 the Geo. Steck Co., also a piano company, applied to build a new kiln.  In 1939 the building was owned by Chickering.  Keystone seems to have come on the scene in 1955.  In 1977 a permit application was approved to convert the building to 223 units of housing.


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