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Huebener Brick no. 29, Samuel Tolman House, Washington Street
Huebener Brick no. 29, Samuel Tolman House
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 Nothing much is know about Samuel Tolman other than that there is a photo of his house and this painting, possibly based on the photo.

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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 This detail from the 1858 Walling map of Norfolk County shows a J. Tolman on the west side of Washington Street just a little north of J.C. Hewin's B.S. Shop. This may be the location of the Tolman House in the painting and photo.

 Photograph of the Samuel Tolman House, owned by the Dorchester Historical Society. This photograph, once owned by Huebener, was probably the model for the painting on the brick.

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Created: June 14, 2008   Modified: April 14, 2011