Dorchester Illustration no. 2237 Elbridge Smith School

2237 Elbridge Smith School

Dorchester Illustration no. 2237

Newly acquired realphoto postcard of the Elbridge Smith School.

The school was at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Centre Street, where the Dr. William W. Henerson K-12 Inclusion School is located now (formerly the Patrick O’Hearn School).

Built by 1874, the building was built as Dorchester’s second high school replacing an earlier one near Gibson Street.  The Smith School served as the high school until the yellow brick Dorchester High School was built in Codman Square in 1900.

The view is from Centre Street.  Dorchester Avenue is at the right.


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