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Huebener Brick no. 31, Holbrook Tavern, Neponset Avenue
Huebener Brick no. 31 Holbrook Tavern
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 The Holbrook Tavern was located on Neponset Avenue opposite Minot Street. Part of the property was later used as the site for the Minot School.

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.

Map Detail 1858 Neponset House or Holbrook Tavern
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 The Neponset House appears on Neponset Avenue a little to the north of Walnut Street in the 1858 Walling Map of Norfolk County. The tavern is across from Minot Street.

Map Detail 1884 Neponset House or Holbrook Tavern
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 Detail from 1884 Bromley Atlas.

Minot School
Map Detail 1889 Minot School
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 The tavern was replaced with the Minot School in the mid 1880s. The 1889 Bromley Atlas shows part of the tavern property occupied by the school along with the reconfiguration of the buildings on the remaining Holbrook property.

Postcard of the Minot School
Minot School
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 This postcard view of the Minot School shows its appearance in the early 20th century.

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Here are some images from the Atheneum archive related to this topic. Click on any of these images to open a slideshow of all 14 images.
223 Neponset AvenueNeponset AvenueThird Unitarian Church, Neponset Ave. and Mill St.Map Detail 1858 Neponset House or Holbrook Tavern
Map Detail 1889 Minot School15 Neponset Avenue415 Neponset Avenue415 Neponset Avenue
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Created: June 15, 2008   Modified: April 14, 2011