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Dorchester Illustration 2336 Tenean Creek

Dorchester Illustration no. 2336        Tenean Creek Tenean Creek was one of Dorchester’s distinctive early geographic features, now filled in and covered over.  The serpentine route of Tenean Creek can be best seen on the 1850 map of Dorchester. The mouth … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2335 Hawthorne Grove

Dorchester Illustration no. 2335        Hawthorne Grove, Sumner-Wilder House, Washington Street The estate that became known as Hawthorne Grove was located at the intersection of Washington Street and Columbia Road.  The painting of the property was painted on the face of … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2334 The Dorchester Giant

Dorchester Illustration no. 2334        Dorchester Giant The conglomerate rock that naturally occurred in Dorchester and Roxbury (and actually much of the world) has engendered many references. St. Peter’s Church was built partly of the stone quarried from its site. Oliver … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2333 Bridge from Commercial Point to Squantum

Dorchester Illustration no. 2333        Bridge from Commercial Point to Squantum During World War I, a bridge was built from Commercial Point, Dorchester, to Squantum, Quincy, to allow workers to travel from Boston to the plant manufacturing destroyers at the Naval … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2332 Seavey P. Swan

Dorchester Illustration no. 2332        Seavey P. Swan At the Dorchester Historical Society, we are in the process of a year-long project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. Using a collection of photographs we have of WWI Dorchester … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2331 Harold Bispham Daly

Dorchester Illustration no. 2331        Harold Bispham Daly At the Dorchester Historical Society, we are in the process of a year-long project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. Using a collection of photographs we have of WWI Dorchester … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2330 Dr. James Baker’s house

Dorchester Illustration no. 2330         James Baker’s House The painting is on the face of a brick that came from the house. James Baker was the founder of the chocolate company that later became the Walter Baker Company. Dr. James Baker … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2329 Grove Hall Universalist Church

Grove Hall Universalist Church The Holy Tabernacle Church is located at 70 Washington Street and has a legal address on the side street of 14 Bishop Joe L. Smith Way.  This section of Washington Street is between Columbia Road and … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2328 Arthur, Gregory and William Desmond

left to right: Arthur, Gregory and William Desmond Desmond Brothers At the Dorchester Historical Society, we are in the process of a year-long project to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of World War I. Using a collection of photographs we … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2327 Salvatore Maradei

Dorchester Illustration no. 2327        Salvatore Maradei Jane Pisciottoli-Papa is a faithful follower of our Dorchester Historical Society social media pages. When she heard about our World War I project, she contacted us to see if we might feature her great … Continue reading

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