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No. 289: Oliver Wendell Holmes School
Postcard #289

Postcard. Caption on front: The Oliver Wendell Holmes School, Howard St., Dorchester, Mass. Postmarked Mar 23, 1919. Grove Hall Station, Boston. With 2 one cent stamps. On verso: Published by German Novelty Co., Boston, Mass.

 Anthony Sammarco comments 4/8/2005

On the right the old Christopher Gibson School can be seen on School Street which was named for it. It was designed by J. Gridley Fox Bryant and built at the same time as the William Stoughton School on River Street (1856 I believe). The architect of the Holmes School (Junior High in my day) was the nephew of the poet and the architect of the stations along the old "El" such as Dudley Street, Northampton, Dover Street Stations, etc.
Map: Scan of Map Detail from 1918 Bromley atlas plate 23.
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Created: July 26, 2003   Modified: April 23, 2005