Dorchester Illustration 2218 Syria Temple

 

Dorchester Illustration no. 2218 St. Matthew’s Church

In 1888 Father Fitzpatrick of St. Gregory’s bought a lot of land at the corner of Norfolk and Darlington Streets, and two years later opened a temporary church on the site at 89 Norfolk Street. It opened on Christmas Day, 1890, and remained as a ward of St. Gregory’s until it became St. Matthew’s Parish in 1900. When the new Saint Matthew’s building on Stanton Street was ready for use in 1923, the building pictured here was used for a time as the church school.   It later became the Syria Temple No. 31, Prince Hall, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

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Dorchester Illustration 2217 Upham’s Corner

Dorchester Illustration no. 2217 Upham’s Corner

Today we have a view of Upham’s Corner showing Winthrop Hall on the left.  The Dorchester Savings Bank building replaced Winthrop Hall.

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October 18, 2015 Archaeology of Dorchester’s Industrial School for Girls

A Pleasant Home for the Neglected: The Archaeology of Dorchester’s Industrial School for Girls.

October 18, 2015, 2 pm, at the William Clapp House, 195 Boston Street

City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley, shares early results from his team’s archaeological survey behind the Centre Street institution.  From the search for and discovery of the school’s out house, to the recovery of thousands of personal items, including hundreds of dolls, Bagley will explore the new history and surprising insights revealed about the daily lives of the disadvantaged and immigrant girls who lived in the School from 1859 to 1900.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2216 Andrew Oliver

Dorchester Illustration no. 2216 Andrew Oliver

Andrew Oliver appears at the right in this copy of a painting at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.  Oliver was Lieutenant Governor of the Massachusetts leading up to the Revolution and was a loyalist.  His country house was located at the corner of Washington and Park Streets, later owned by Walter Baker of Baker chocolate fame.  The house was replaced by the Lucy Stone School in 1937.

Oliver “entertained the finest of the land, where gentlemen in powdered wigs and ladies in fine old silks used to dance the minuet …” The house was sold by Oliver’s estate to Col. Benjamin Hichborn, and in 1817 it went to his brother Samuel, “who entertained Gen. Lafayette, and Presidents Jefferson and Munroe” there.

Wikipedia: Andrew Oliver (March 28, 1706 – March 3, 1774) was a merchant and public official in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Born into a wealthy and politically powerful merchant family, he is best known as the Massachusetts official responsible for implementing the provisions of the Stamp Act, for which he was burned in effigy. He never actually carried out those duties, and was later commissioned as the province’s lieutenant governor 

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October 18, 2015 The Archaeology of Dorchester’s Industrial School for Girls

A Pleasant Home for the Neglected: The Archaeology of Dorchester’s Industrial School for Girls.

October 18, 2015, 2 pm, at the William Clapp House, 195 Boston Street

City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley, shares early results from his team’s archaeological survey behind the Centre Street institution.  From the search for and discovery of the school’s out house, to the recovery of thousands of personal items, including hundreds of dolls, Bagley will explore the new history and surprising insights revealed about the daily lives of the disadvantaged and immigrant girls who lived in the School from 1859 to 1900.

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Dorchester Illustration 2215 J P O’Connell masons’ supplies

Dorchester Illustration no. 2215

Today’s illustration shows the J P O’Connell masons’ supplies building at a railroad crossing on Freeport Street in the 19 teens.  This was before the T took over.  The line was owned by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

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Dorchester Historical Society at the Boston Harbor Distillery Sept. 20, 2015

Dorchester Illustration no. 2214

 Attached are photos of the Dorchester Historical Society fundraiser at the Boston Harbor Distillery.

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Dorchester Illustration 2213 John J Finn Electric Service auto

Dorchester Illustration no. 2213

 Dorchester Historical Society fundraiser today has been sold out.  Thank you.

 Today we have a photo of an auto that has been in an accident.  The accident photo is from January 1953.  Does anyone know where John J. Finn Electric Service was located?  Does anyone know the year, make, model of the car?

Thanks.

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Dorchester Illustration 2212 Unidentified houses

Dorchester Illustration no. 2212

Can you identify the houses in the attached photo?  We do not recognize them although they are/were Dorchester houses.  We don’t know if the houses still exist.

Thank you.

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Dorchester Illustration 2211 Putnam Nail

Dorchester Illustration no. 2211

One of the companies that occupied the same site as the new Boston Harbor Distillery was the Putnam Horseshoe Nail company.  The attached illustration is a scan of one of their advertisements showing why you should buy the Putnam nail.

Enjoy history at the Dorchester Historical Society’s fundraiser at the new Boston Harbor Distillery.  You have been to the Boston Winery with us; now we can see the distillery next door.  Tickets are available at www.DorchesterHistoricalSociety.org for the September 20th event.

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