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Huebener Brick no. 15, Captain Baker House, Savin Hill
Captain Baker House Huebener Brick 15
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 A biographical sketch of Edmund James Baker says of his ancestor: [Captain] Richard Baker, the pioneer of the Baker family in this country, landed in Boston from the Norsey (North Sea) bark ?Bachelor,? of which he was second in command, November 18, 1635. He settled at Savin Hill in Drochester. On November 4, 1639, he became a member of the church in Dorchester, and about the same time married Faith Withington, a daughter of Henry Withington, the ruling Elder of the Church.

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.

Richard Baker, continued
Map Detail Miss S. Baker 1858
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 From the numerous ancient deeds now extant in which he was a party, we conclude that Richard Baker was an extensive land-holder as well as a prominent and enterprising citizen. From early manhood to old age his name appears almost every year among the officers of the town of Dorchester. In 1658, he joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

Detail from 1858 Walling Map of Norfolk County showing two Miss S. Baker properties. One of these may have been Captain Baker?s. Or if Captain Baker is Richard Baker, the progenitor of the Bakers, his house stood just west of the railroad line where the J. Tuttle property is indicated on this map.

Illustration possibly used as a model for the brick painting
Revolutionary Barrack
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 Illustration from The Dorchester Book, 1899, possibly used as the model for the brick painting. Caption says Revolutionary Barrack, Savin Hill without identifying the house as Captain Baker?s.

John Baker House, Barracks
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 Photograph of the Richard Baker House owned by the Dorchester Historical Society.

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Walter Baker Pierce Mill, Milton, Mass [actually Dorchester]Walter Baker President's Office, BostonWare and Pierce MillsAdams Street Mill
View of Savin HillSavin Hill StationJohn Baker House, BarracksSavin Hill houses seen from top of Savin Hill
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Created: May 24, 2008   Modified: April 14, 2011