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Huebener Brick no. 33, Eaton Tavern
Huebener Brick no.33 Eaton Tavern
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 The Eaton Tavern was located on Bowdoin Street at what is now Eaton Square facing the open parks by St. Peter?s 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.

Map Detail 1858 Eaton Tavern
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 Detail from 1858 Walling map of Norfolk County, showing E. Eaton property. Commercial Street is Hancock Street today. Bowdoin Street starts at Commercial and travels southwest to the triangulr park land with a store house on it. E. Eaton?s property was on Bowdoin Street opposite this triangular park.

Ebenezer Eaton
Ebenezer Eaton
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 Captain Ebenezer Eaton died August 26, 1874. He was born on the site of what is now called Eaton Square, and his father kept a grocery and general store, and entertained parties in a hall I the house, which was a familiar landmark. He was at one time a captain in the militia, and retained the title throughout his life. After his marriage to Mrs. Mary Withington, a daugher of Thomas Mosely, they lived in the house at Eaton Square.

Model for brick painting
Eaton Tavern
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 This photograph in the collection of the Dorchester Historical Society may have served as the model for the brick painting.

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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 47 images.
Map Detail 1874 St. Mary's Episcopal ChurchMandell School, Bowdoin StreetEaton TavernEaton Square Looking East
Looking along Bowdoin StreetMural on Bowdoin Street 1990sWorld War I Monument Kane SquareMorgan Brothers Bowdoin Street
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Created: June 15, 2008   Modified: April 14, 2011