Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1640
The Eaton Tavern was located on Bowdoin Street in what is now Eaton Square.
Captain Ebenezer Eaton died August 26, 1874. He was born on the site of what is now called Eaton Square, and his father kept a grocery and general store, and entertained parties in a hall in the house, which was a familiar landmark. He was at one time a captain in the militia, and retained the title throughout his life. After his marriage to Mrs. Mary Withington, a daughter of Thomas Mosely, they lived in the house at Eaton Square.
It is said that from here in 1775 American troops left to defend Dorchester Heights against the British.
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