Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1597
Postcard. Caption on front: Blaney Memorial Baptist Church & Parsonage, Dorchester Lower Mills, Mass. Postmarked Dorchester Center, Boston, July 25 ?. On verso: No. H 12793 The Robbins Co., Boston, Mass. and Germany.
Located at 60 Richmond Street, the Blaney Memorial Baptist Church was organized November 13, 1882, with a membership of twenty-five. Miss Mercy Blaney died in 1886, leaving $20,000 for the building of a church, which was erected at the southeast corner of Richmond Street and Dorchester Avenue in 1887. The church was representative of the Carpenter Gothic style of the mid 19th century. The parsonage next door still stands as a private residence, but the church building was taken down in the 1980s when the land was sold for the construction of the Meeting House Cooperative Bank building. The church stood where the parking lot is now located.
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