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Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Chelsea includes: Bellingham, Powder Horn Hill and Prattville.


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  • 1624 - Chelsea is settled
    originally called Winnisimmet
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1739 - Chelsea is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - 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...


  • 1854 - Chelsea
    Chelsea, a post-township of Suffolk county, Massachusetts, 5 miles N. E. of Boston. The United States marine hospital in this township has a...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...


  • 1857 - Chelsea is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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...


  • 1895 - Chelsea
    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...Read MORE...


  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington Ave. (about 1906)
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Soldiers Home and Hospital
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Chelsea Square
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Chelsea Savings Bank
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Chelsea Water Department, 1905
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    First National Bank
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Soldiers Home
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Ferry "City of Chelsea"
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Chelsea High School, 1907
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Chelsea Fitz Patrick Library
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Union Park
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    First Unitarian Church, 1907
  • 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...


  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Ruins of the Great Chelsea Fire, Sunday, April 12, 1908. Frank B. Fay School.
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    1908 fire ruins - Odd Fellows Hall and Post Office
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    R. S. Frost Hose No. 3, Chelsea Fire Department
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Carey Square, 1909
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Ladies Home, 1909
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Rose Catholic Church and School
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Armory
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Frost Hospital
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    First Methodist Church, 1910
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Chelsea Savings Bank
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Chelsea Trust Company Building and Broadway
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington Avenue, 1910
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Williams School, 1910
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Entrance to Chelsea Ferry, 1911
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Broadway, looking North, 1914
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Fire House, Engine 1, 1915
  • 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...


  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Shurtleff School
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office, 1931


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Chelsea Square

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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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  • 1624 - Chelsea is settled
    originally called Winnisimmet
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1739 - Chelsea is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - 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...

  • 1854 - Chelsea
    Chelsea, a post-township of Suffolk county, Massachusetts, 5 miles N. E. of Boston. The United States marine hospital in this township has a... Read MORE...

  • 1857 - Chelsea is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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...

  • 1895 - Chelsea
    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... 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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