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Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

"Chelsea, a city of Suffolk co., Mass, is a northeastern suburb of Boston, and is about 3 miles from the state-house, on the Eastern Railroad. It is separated from Charlestown and Boston proper by the estuary of Mystic River, and is bounded on the S.E. by Chelsea Creek, which separates it from East Boston. A long bridge across Mystic River connects it with Charlestown, and steam-ferries run to Boston. Here is a United States marine hospital. Chelsea h" printing-offices which issue a daily and 4 weekly newspapers, a city hall, 15 churches, an academy of music, a masonic hall, 2 national banks, 2 savings-banks, a public library, and manufactures of furniture, stoves, machinery, rubber goods, oil, &c. Pop. in 1880, 21,782; in 1890, 27,909."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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Soldiers Home and Hospital

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Chelsea Square

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Chelsea Savings Bank

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Chelsea Water Department, 1905

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First National Bank

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Soldiers Home

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Ferry "City of Chelsea"


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Chelsea High School, 1907

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Chelsea Fitz Patrick Library

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Union Park

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First Unitarian Church, 1907

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Ruins of the Great Chelsea Fire, Sunday, April 12, 1908. Frank B. Fay School.

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1908 fire ruins - Odd Fellows Hall and Post Office

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R. S. Frost Hose No. 3, Chelsea Fire Department

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Carey Square, 1909


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Old Ladies Home, 1909

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St. Rose Catholic Church and School

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Armory

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Frost Hospital

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First Methodist Church, 1910

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Chelsea Savings Bank

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Chelsea Trust Company Building and Broadway

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Washington Avenue, 1910


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Williams School, 1910

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Entrance to Chelsea Ferry, 1911

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Broadway, looking North, 1914

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Fire House, Engine 1, 1915

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Shurtleff School

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Post Office, 1931
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History and News of Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1624 - Chelsea founded
    originally called Winnisimmet www.wikipedia.org
  • CHELSEA. [Population, 2,390. Incorporated, 1738.]
    Chelsea (numbered 4) was formerly a part of Boston, and was called Romney's Marsh. Its Indian name was Winnesimet.

    The inhabitants were... Read MORE...

  • News  1857 - DISASTROUS CONFLAGRATION IN CHELSEA - LOSS $50,000.
    From the Boston Traveller.

    Thursday night, the city of Chelsea was visited by one of the most destructive fires which has ever taken place there,... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    CHELSEA, a township in Suffolk co., in Massachusetts, 4 m. NE of Boston. Pop. 2,290. A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • Chelsea Massachusetts, 1890
    CHELSEA is a beautiful and growing city in the northern part of Suffolk County, inhabited largely by people whose daily business is in Boston, — from ... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - BIG FIRE IN CHELSEA CHELSEA, MASS. SWEPT BY A GREAT CONFLAGRATION MANY HAVE TO FLEE FOR LIFE
    Petroleum, Tarred Paper, Old Rags and a Gale Add Fury th(sic) Disaster - Ten Thousand Homeless.

    Boston, April 13. - The greatest fire that has... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - WALL KILLS EIGHT. COLLAPSES, CRUSHING WORKMEN, AT CHELSEA, MASS. - 20 MORE INJURED.
    Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 25. - A brick wall forty-five feet high collapsed today in Chelsea Square, burying beneath it some thirty workmen. Eight were... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Chelsea, a city of Suffolk CO., Mass., is a northeastern Suburb of Boston and is about 3 miles from the state-house, on the Boston and Maine R. It is ... Read MORE...

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