Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1680 Resthaven

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1680


Postcard. Caption on front: Resthaven, Dorchester, Mass. Postally unused.

Today’s image is a scan from an undated real photo post card from about 1920 showing a building labeled Resthaven, an Italianate-style mansion with a mansard roof. Resthaven stood on Washington Street, between Tremlett Street and Melville Avenue, now the site of the Dorchester District Court (notice the granite wall in front that still survives). On the left of Resthaven was the Reed house, moved to 51 Melville Avenue, and on the right was the Bull House, moved to 6 Parkman Street.  Resthaven was demolished about 1923-1925 to make way for the Dorchester Municipal Court House.

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