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Jonathan Davis Harrod House
Davis Harrod House
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 9. Jonathan Davis Harrod House, Washington Street

The Edward A. Huebener collection of over 100 bricks originally collected by Mr. Huebener exhibits brick paintings of the houses from which the bricks came. The bricks have upon them painted scenes of (mostly) old Dorchester houses and landmarks. To see a list of all the bricks, choose the term Architecture in the list at the left of the screen and choose the first subsection -- the Edward A. Huebener Brick Collection and scroll to the bottom of that page to see icons for all the bricks.

Inset map of Dorchester Center
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 The Jonathan Davis Harrod House is at the very top of the map on Washington Street, just above Four Corners.

This house, which stood at about 316-322 Washington Street, Dorchester Four Corners, was built before 1760 and was the home of Jonathan Davis and later of his widow, who died in 1790. Jonathan Davis, Jr., sold the house and farm (16 acres) in 1792 to James Bowdoin, whose 36 acres "with buildings" abutted south and east. In 1819 Jonathan Harrod from Sturbridge occupied the house, adding the left third in 1828. The house was standing long after the Civil war.

Sketch of Davis Harrod House
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 This pencil sketch of it was made about 1860 by a cousin of Mrs. Catherine (Harrod) Farnum. This sketch was probably used as the model for the painting on the face of the brick that came from the house. The brick with its painting is in the Edward A. Huebener brick collection owned by the Dorchester Historical Society.

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Oliver Davenport HouseDorchester AtheneumDavid Clapp House painting Huebener brickWilliam Wallace Davis
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Created: March 2, 2008   Modified: April 14, 2011