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No. 532: Christopher Gibson School
Postcard #532

Postcard. Caption on front: Christopher Gibson School, Dorchester. Postally unused. On verso: The Royal Blue card pub. by Putnam Art Co., Grove Hall, Boston.

 The Gibson School house on School Street was named in honor of Christopher Gibson, an early donor to the schools of Dorchester. It was built in 1857, a portion of the expense being met by generous gifts from the Hon. Edmund P. Tileston and Roswell Gleason. In 1881 the Gibson School was moved to the Atherton Building on Columbia Road. Later another building was built for the school at 16 Ronald Street (formerly Bowdoin Avenue), and this is the building in the postcard seen here. This building was demolished in 1975.


Orcutt, William Dana. Good Old Dorchester: A Narrative History of the Town, 1630-1893. Cambridge: The University Press, 1908 [c1891].
Map: Scan from 1910 Bromley atlas plate 14.
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Created: July 26, 2003   Modified: July 26, 2003