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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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Dorchester Illustration 2325 Magnet Theatre

Dorchester Illustration no. 2325        Magnet Theatre The Magnet Theatre was located at 301 Washington Street, north of the intersection of Bowdoin, Harvard and Washington, on the west side of Washington opposite Mt. Bowdoin.  The site is now the home of … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2324 Eddy Refrigerator Company

Dorchester Illustration no. 2324        Eddy Refrigerator Company Darius Eddy founded the refrigerator company in 1847. After his death in the mid-1890s, the firm was in the hands of three of his sons: Darius, Lewis, Isaac H. and George.  They took … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2323 Tileston stoves

Dorchester Illustration no. 2323        Tileston stoves Charles Tileston was born in Dorchester in 1817 and died here in 1894.  He conducted a business as a tin smith, selling tin & sheet iron ware, stoves, and hot-air furnaces. The invoice is … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2322 Henry J. Barry

Dorchester Illustration no. 2322        Henry J. Barry At the Dorchester Historical Society, we are in the process of a year-long project to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War 1. Using a collection of photographs we have of World War … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2321 Baker Chocolate Silos

Dorchester Illustration no. 2321        Baker Chocolate Silos Eighteen large silos and a grain elevator were built in 1941 as storage, in anticipation of World War II and expected difficulties in securing cacao beans. The “Baker Chocolate” painted silos remained a … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2320 Tristram Campbell

Dorchester Illustration no. 2320        Tristram Campbell 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 residents, … Continue reading

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September 22, 2017 2 pm at All Saints Church – Dorchester Architecture

Sunday, October 22nd, 2 pm., The Dorchester Historical Society will present a program at All Saints Church. Hidden Treasures of Dorchester A rich trove of architectural and artistic work has survived Dorchester’s nearly four hundred years.  From Puritan homesteads, like … Continue reading

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September 15, 2017 2 pm Poetry Reading at Dorchester Historical Society

Sunday, October 15th, 2 pm, The Dorchester Historical Society will present a program at the William Clapp House, 195 Boston Street. Sandra Kohler and U Meleni Adebo, Dorchester residents who have worked with Aaron Devine at the Write on the DOT … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2319 Dome of Savin Hill and Aviation Field

Dorchester Illustration no. 2319        Dome of Savin Hill Postcard. Caption on front: Dome of Savin Hill. Practically any scene was fair game for the creation of a post card in the early years of the 20th century, when post cards … Continue reading

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