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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA*

Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Dorchester includes: Calf Pasture, Canterbury, Cedar Grove, Central Avenue, Codman Square, Fields Corner, Glover's Corner, Grove Hall, Harrison Square, Harvard Street Station, Lower Mills, Meeting House Hill, Neponset, Savin Hill, and Uphams Corner.



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  • 1630 - In September 1630, Governor John Winthrop and the Massachusetts Bay Colony settlers traveled to the peninsula, known as Shawmut by the Algonquins, and founded Dorchester, the first part of the city of Boston.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html

  • 1639 - May 20 - The first free American public school, the Mather school, was founded in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston


  • 1717 - March 7 - The Great Snow, a composite of four winter storms to hit the eastern U.S. in nine days, finally came to an end.
    Snow depths averaged 60 inches following the storm. Up to four feet of snow fell around Boston MA, and snow drifts 25 feet high were reported around D...Read MORE...


  • Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA*
    Walter Baker Chocolate Mills (Webb Mill, and Baker Mill), Dorchester, Mass.

    "The Baker Chocolate Company is the oldest producer of chocolate in the United States. The company was initially established when a physician named Dr. James Baker met... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - DORCHESTER. [Pop. 4,875. Inc. 1630.]
    NORFOLK COUNTY

    Dorchester was named after Dorchester in England, from which some of the first settlers came. The Indian name was Matapan.

    ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Dorchester
    Dorchester, a post-village of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, on Dorchester bay, and on the Old Colony railroad, 5 miles S. of Boston. It has considera...Read MORE...


  • 1869 - Dorchester Annexed to Boston
    Dorchester the Indian name of which was Mattapan, was named in honor of the Rev. John White, of Dorchester, the capital of Dorset County, England. It ...Read MORE...


  • 1870 - January 3 - Dorchester is annexed to Boston

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1873 - For the Love of "Rob"
    A widow in Dorchester, Mass., has been three times married. Her first husband was Robb, the second Robbins and the third Robinson. The same door plate...Read MORE...


  • News 1891 - SIX LIVES LOST. A PLEASURE PARTY THROWN INTO THE WATER BY THE VESSEL OVERTURNING.
    Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six persons lost their lives. The yacht Nay, owned and saile...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Dorchester
    Dorchester, a former town of Suffolk co., Mass, situated on Massachusetts Bay, 4 miles S. of Boston, on the Old Colony Railroad and the New York & New...Read MORE...


  • Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA*
    Walter Baker & Co.
    Dorchester, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    January 1898
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    Washington Street, Dorchester, Mass.
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    Edward Everett Square
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    First Parish Church and Lyceum Hall, Dorchester, Mass.
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    Municipal Building, 1906
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    "Meeting House" Hill Unitarian Church, 1906
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    New W. E. Endicott School, Blue Hill Ave., 1908
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    Codman Square, Washington St. Second Cong. Church
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    Eaton Sq., 1910
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    Grove Hall, 1910
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    Home of Edward Everett Hale, 1910
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    St. Margaret's Church
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    W. C. Russell School, 1911
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    Blake House, 1912
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    Dorchester High School, 1913
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    Harris School
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    Henry L. Pierce School
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    Parsonage & St. Peter's Church
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    Dorchester Temple
  • 1916
    Dorchester, a former town of Suffolk co., Mass., situated on Massachusetts Bay, 4 miles S. of Boston, to which it was annexed in 1869. It has extensiv...Read MORE...


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    Women's Club
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    Colonial Club
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    High School for Girls
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    Immanuel Church
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    Boston Public Library, Codman Square Branch
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    St. Marks Church
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    St. Hughes Church
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    The Carney Hospital


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA*


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Walter Baker Chocolate Mills (Webb Mill, and Baker Mill), Dorchester, Mass.

"The Baker Chocolate Company is the oldest producer of chocolate in the United States. The company was initially established when a physician named Dr. James Baker met... Read MORE...

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Walter Baker & Co.
Dorchester, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

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Washington Street, Dorchester, Mass.

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First Parish Church and Lyceum Hall, Dorchester, Mass.


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Edward Everett Square

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Municipal Building, 1906

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"Meeting House" Hill Unitarian Church, 1906

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New W. E. Endicott School, Blue Hill Ave., 1908

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Codman Square, Washington St. Second Cong. Church

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Eaton Sq., 1910

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Grove Hall, 1910

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Home of Edward Everett Hale, 1910

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St. Margaret's Church

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W. C. Russell School, 1911

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Blake House, 1912

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Dorchester High School, 1913

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Harris School

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Henry L. Pierce School

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Parsonage & St. Peter's Church

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Dorchester Temple

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Women's Club

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Colonial Club

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High School for Girls

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Immanuel Church

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Boston Public Library, Codman Square Branch

Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA*
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St. Marks Church

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St. Hughes Church

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The Carney Hospital
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History and News of Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA*

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  • 1630 - In September 1630, Governor John Winthrop and the Massachusetts Bay Colony settlers traveled to the peninsula, known as Shawmut by the Algonquins, and founded Dorchester, the first part of the city of Boston.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
  • 1639 - May 20 - The first free American public school, the Mather school, was founded in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston
  • The Boston History Project: Upham's Corner in Dorchester


    The Boston History Project: Upham's Corner in Dorchester (www.youtube.com)
  • 1717 - March 7 - The Great Snow, a composite of four winter storms to hit the eastern U.S. in nine days, finally came to an end.
    Snow depths averaged 60 inches following the storm. Up to four feet of snow fell around Boston MA, and snow drifts 25 feet high were reported around... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - DORCHESTER. [Pop. 4,875. Inc. 1630.]
    NORFOLK COUNTY

    Dorchester was named after Dorchester in England, from which some of the first settlers came. The Indian name was Matapan.

    ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Dorchester
    Dorchester, a post-village of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, on Dorchester bay, and on the Old Colony railroad, 5 miles S. of Boston. It has... Read MORE...

  • 1869 - Dorchester Annexed to Boston
    Dorchester the Indian name of which was Mattapan, was named in honor of the Rev. John White, of Dorchester, the capital of Dorset County, England. It ... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - January 3 - Dorchester is annexed to Boston

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1873 - For the Love of "Rob"
    A widow in Dorchester, Mass., has been three times married. Her first husband was Robb, the second Robbins and the third Robinson. The same door... Read MORE...

  • News  1891 - SIX LIVES LOST. A PLEASURE PARTY THROWN INTO THE WATER BY THE VESSEL OVERTURNING.
    Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six persons lost their lives. The yacht Nay, owned and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Dorchester
    Dorchester, a former town of Suffolk co., Mass, situated on Massachusetts Bay, 4 miles S. of Boston, on the Old Colony Railroad and the New York &... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Dorchester, a former town of Suffolk co., Mass., situated on Massachusetts Bay, 4 miles S. of Boston, to which it was annexed in 1869. It has... Read MORE...

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