Dorchester Illustration no. 2182 South Bay

Dorchester Illustration no. 2182

Bird’s-eye view of the South Bay in 1871.  Hard to believe it is now a shopping plaza.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2181 Home Market

Dorchester Illustration no. 2181

 

Today we have another photo published in 1895 in a booklet called Picturesque Boston Highlands, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

 

Home Market on Standish Street.

 

 

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March 1st, 2015, Chocolate program re-scheduled to March 1st at 2 pm

Please note that the chocolate program has been re-scheduled to March 1st at 2 pm.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2180 Glover’s Corner

Dorchester Illustration no. 2180 Glover’s Corner 1895

Today we have another photo published in 1895 in a booklet called Picturesque Boston Highlands, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester, this time of Glover’s Corner.

The buildings at the right are gone, replaced by a parking lot for school buses, a gas station, and the dBar restaurant and Dunkin Donuts.

The building at the left still exists.  It is even now sometimes referred to as Farrington’s Store.

F. Farrington, Dealer in West-India Goods, Flour, Teas, Tobaccos, Spices, etc., 1261 Dorchester Ave., cor. East St. Wd 24, Boston

Among the many grocery establishments carried on in this city, that conducted by Mr. F. Farrington, at No. 1261 Dorchester Avenue, corner of East Street, Dorchester District, deserves particular mention on account of the age and the high character of the enterprise.  It was inaugurated about 1830 by Andrew Glover, who sold the business in 1863 to the present proprietor, who had been in business on the opposite side of the street for six years previous, or since 1856, and in this connections it is interesting to note that Mr. Farrington’s business cards refer to him as a dealer in “West India Goods,” as all groceries were  called in the days when the most important goods they handled came entirely from the West Indies.  But we would not have our readers infer that there is anything “behind the times” about this establishment, for it is thoroughly “up to date” in every particular although Mr. Farrington does adhere to the old-fashioned policy of giving “full value for money received.”  He carries a large, carefully-chosen and compete stock of staple and fancy groceries, including the choicest teas and coffees and the purest spices that the market affords, and a very complete line of imported and domestic table delicacies, the very best canned goods, etc.   Employment is given to three competent assistants, and all orders are assured prompt and careful attention.

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Dorchester Illustration 2179 Peabody Square 1895

Dorchester Illustration no. 2179

 

Today we have a photo of Peabody Square published in 1895 in a booklet called Picturesque Boston Highlands, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

 

The photo shows what is now O’Briens Market on the left and the train station at the north of the square.  It looks as if the market took up the whole first floor at that time.

 

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Dorchester Illustration 2178 Gas Tank

Dorchester Illustration no. 2178           

 

In 1971 artist Corita Kent was commissioned to illustrate one of the two gas tanks that then stood at the side of the Southeast Expressway.  Today’s photograph shows her with a model tank in front of the huge original.  In 1992 the design was transferred to the other tank, and the original tank was taken down.  The work is said to be the largest copyrighted work of art in the world.

 

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March 1st, 2015 Chocolate, Culture and the Politics of Food

Chocolate, Culture and the Politics of Food

2 pm, Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at the William Clapp House

Join Carla D. Martin, Harvard University lecturer, for a sensory exploration of the world of chocolate.  Inspired by her popular undergraduate course, this event will introduce the socio-historical legacy of chocolate and the global and ethical issues connected to the production of one of America’s favorite sweets, with an emphasis on the eating and appreciation of the so-called “food of the gods.”  Guided chocolate tasting will be woven throughout the event.

Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA  02125

 

Carla Martin is a postdoctoral Harvard College Fellow in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, where she teaches classes on African popular culture, black ethnic diversity, race and technology, and chocolate and food politics.

A social anthropologist with interdisciplinary interests that include history, ethnomusicology, and linguistics, she received her Ph.D. in African and African American Studies from Harvard University in 2012. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Sounding Creole: The Politics of Cape Verdean Language, Music, and Diaspora,” examines the longstanding problem of language inequality in Cape Verde and its large diaspora and how scholars and creative artists have both perpetuated and challenged this inequality.

Check out her blog bittersweet notes at  http://bittersweetnotes.com

She presents a long list of supermarket candy and offers suggestions for even more satisfying treats. For example, if you love Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, just wait ‘til you try: Alma Chocolate’s Salted Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolopolis Peanut Butter Tortoises, Recchiuti Peanut Butter Pucks, Patric Chocolate PBJ OMG bar.

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Feb. 15, 2015 Chocolate, Culture and the Politics of Food

Chocolate, Culture and the Politics of Food

2 pm, Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the William Clapp House

Join Carla D. Martin, Harvard University lecturer, for a sensory exploration of the world of chocolate.  Inspired by her popular undergraduate course, this event will introduce the socio-historical legacy of chocolate and the global and ethical issues connected to the production of one of America’s favorite sweets, with an emphasis on the eating and appreciation of the so-called “food of the gods.”  Guided chocolate tasting will be woven throughout the event.

Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA  02125

 

Carla Martin is a postdoctoral Harvard College Fellow in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, where she teaches classes on African popular culture, black ethnic diversity, race and technology, and chocolate and food politics.

A social anthropologist with interdisciplinary interests that include history, ethnomusicology, and linguistics, she received her Ph.D. in African and African American Studies from Harvard University in 2012. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Sounding Creole: The Politics of Cape Verdean Language, Music, and Diaspora,” examines the longstanding problem of language inequality in Cape Verde and its large diaspora and how scholars and creative artists have both perpetuated and challenged this inequality.

Check out her blog bittersweet notes at  http://bittersweetnotes.com

She presents a long list of supermarket candy and offers suggestions for even more satisfying treats. For example, if you love Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, just wait ‘til you try: Alma Chocolate’s Salted Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolopolis Peanut Butter Tortoises, Recchiuti Peanut Butter Pucks, Patric Chocolate PBJ OMG bar.

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Dorchester Illustration 2177 Construction of subway tunnel Peabody Square

Dorchester Illustration no. 2177           

 Today’s photo shows construction of the subway tunnel at Peabody Square in the 1920s.

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Dorchester Illustration 2176 Dorchester Poor House

Dorchester Illustration no. 2176           

 

The Almshouse or the Dorchester Poor House was at Kane Square, the junction of Bowdoin and Hancock Streets.  Also published in Dorchester / Anthony Mitchell Sammarco. Dover, NH, 1995. Images of America series.

 

The building existed prior to annexation in 1870 and was standing at least as late as 1918, but the last map in which it was called an Alms House was in 1884.  After that the building was used by the public works department.

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