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View of commercial buildings at the corner of Adams St. and Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0790.0090.003 (RS18308)

Description

Road work is underway at the intersection of Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue in front of various commercial buildings in Fields Corner, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. According to the 1908 "Boston City Directory", Fred William Connolly owned a drugstore at 1436 Dorchester Avenue, and Robert H. Billings owned a drugstore at 1439 Dorchester Avenue. Other sources give Connolly's address as 1434 Dorchester Avenue. A small structure in the middle of the street bears several signs: "Real Estate"; "This building for sale, to be removed"; "M.E. White, electrician"; and "will remove to 1438 Dorchester Ave., room 3, Oct. 1st." There is also a poster for Dorchester Flower Day in the window. According to "The Boston Globe" articles of October 1913 and 1915, this was a fundraiser for local charities such as Dorchester House and the Dorchester Free Clinic.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1880-1920
Date Notes
1880s-1910s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000164
AccessID: 243
Other identifier: HNEDID-000164
GUSN
194932
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0790.0090.003

Record details

Other People
Billings, Robert H.
Connolly, Fred William, 1861-
White, M. E.
Other Organizations
Connolly's Drug Store
R.H. Billings (Firm)
Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
drugstores
intersections
streets
workers
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Adams Street (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Dorchester Avenue (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Dorchester Flower Day
Fields Corner (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Kodak camera
streets -- maintenance and repair
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Dorchester: Modern: Public and Commercial Buildings: Unmounted

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