Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1705 George and John Burt

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1705

George Lathe Burt (on left) and John H. Burt (on right)

Mr. Burt began business as contractor and builder, in 1850, in company with his brother, John H., and one year later they associated with them another brother, Sumner A., who remained with them until his decease in 1886.  The name of the firm seems to have been J. H. Burt & Co.   Burt Street, laid out in 1897 and running from Washington Street to Ashmont was named for them.

George Burt was a member of the Boston common council, 1870, ’71, ’72 and ’73; member of House of Representatives, 1880, ’81 and ’82; member of state Senate, 1884 and ’85, and trustee of Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association, 1888 and ’89. 

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