Dorchester Illustration 2234 Blaney Baptist Church

2234 Blaney Baptist Church

Dorchester Illustration no. 2234

Postcard. Caption on front: Blaney Memorial Baptist Church & Parsonage, Dorchester Lower Mills, Mass. Circa 1910.

Located at 60 Richmond Street, the Blaney Memorial Baptist Church was organized November 13, 1882, with a membership of twenty-five. Before this, meetings had been held in Hutchinson’s Hall for six months in 1879 and beginning again in January, 1881. In April, 1882, the services moved to Associates Building, where the people met for six years. Miss Mercy Blaney died in 1886, leaving $20,000 for the building of a church, which was erected at the southeast corner of Richmond Street and Dorchester Avenue in 1887. The church was representative of the Carpenter Gothic style of the mid 19th century. The parsonage next door still stands as a private residence. The church building itself stood where the parking lot for the Meeting House Cooperative Bank is now located. The church was taken down in the 1980s when the land was sold to the bank.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2233 Putnam Nail

2233 Putnam Nail Caught in the Storm

Dorchester Illustration no. 2233

Today we have a trade card from the Putnam Horse Shoe Nail Company series with horse-related images from the late 19th century.

Putnam Nail was located at the tip of Port Norfolk.

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Dorchester Illustration 2232 Chamberlain Pharmacy

2232 Chamberlain pharmacy 357 Adams Street

Dorchester Illustration no. 2232

This realphoto postcard shows the pharmacy of W. H. Chamberlain at 357 Adams Street, corner of Parkman Street (where the locksmith is today).   The bakery belonging to John L. Whytal Jr. appears to the right at 353 Adams Street.  The postmark seems to be from December 1905.  The 1905 city directory shows both of these businesses at these locations, although both had other locations as well — Chamberlain at 73 Green Street and Whytal at 413 Geneva.

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Dorchester Illustration 2231 Shawmut Station

2231 Westerly exposure to Shawmut Railroad Station, March 1926

Dorchester Illustration no. 2231

This view from 1926 shows that the old Shawmut Station faced the tracks, which were at grade.  Two years later the tracks were put below ground, and a new brick station house replaced this wooden building.

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Dorchester Illustration 2230 Ashmont Street

Dorchester Illustration no. 2230

The attached realphoto postcard shows a section of Ashmont Street looking east from the corner of Carruth Street.  Postmarked Dec. 12, 1911.

2230 Ashmont Street at corner of CarruthThe buildings are in order 281, 283 and 285 Ashmont Street.  Number 285, the Charles and Adelaide Kittredge house, was lost to fire in the 1930s or 40s.  The house appears in the 1933 atlas.  There are building permits from 1949 for the three houses that took the place of Number 285.  These three are now numbered 289, 291 and 297.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2229

2229 Baker Chocolate cocoa tin

Dorchester Illustration no. 2229

Baker Chocolate tin that contained 1/2 pound of cocoa.

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Dorchester Illustration 2228 Harring and Teele

2228 Harring & Teele druggist 1 Harvard Street at Washington

Dorchester Illustration no. 2228

Realphoto postcard showing Harring & Teel, druggists at 1 Harvard Street, located at the corner of Washington Street (Four Corners), ca. 1910.

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Dorchester Illustration 2227 Barden Cream

2227 Barden Cream carriage with Edward Stern in front

Dorchester Illustration no. 2227

Dorchester’s Barden Cream delivery wagon with Edward Stern at the front.

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December 13, 2015 Holiday Party 2-4 pm

illus for December announcement for Reporter

DHS members and friends gather to ring in this holiday season at the annual Holiday Open House. Dorchester-based pianist Bil Mooney-McCoy will play music of the holiday season and lead the gathering in a lively carol sing.  Enjoy food, good company and shopping in our specialty gift shop.

 

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Dorchester Illustration 2226 Boys with Blocks

2226 Two boys in chairs with large blocks on table Franklin Park pho

Dorchester Illustration no. 2226

This photograph was taken at Franklin Park photographers.  Presumably the boys shown were residents of the surrounding area.  Can anyone help identify them?

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