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No. 306: Colonial Club
Postcard #306

Postcard. Caption on front: The Colonial Club, Dorchester, Mass. Postmarked Oct 23, 1905. Dorchester Station, Boston.

 Built 1737 by Lieutenant Governor Andrew Oliver who lived there till 1782. Then purchased by Col. Benjamin Hichborn who used it as summer residence until 1817 entertaining General Lafayette there in 1783. President Monroe also visited. James Penniman occupied it in 1830. He was interested in founding Dorchester Academy and the parlor was used for a school-room. Shortly after, Walter Baker came into possession. He died in 1852 and his widow lived there till her death in 1891 -- Colonial Club Souvenir, 1906. For a short time the house was used by the Bichloride of Gold Institute. It later became the Colonial Club.
Map: Scan of detail from 1910 Bromley atlas plate 17.
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Created: July 26, 2003   Modified: July 26, 2003