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Huebener Brick no. 41, Upham Store, Upham's Corner
Huebener Brick no. 41, Upham Store
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 The Upham Store was located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Columbia Road and Dudley Street (at that time the intersection of Hancock Street and Stoughton Street -- Columbia Road was Hancock Street south of Stoughton and Boston Street north of Stoughton). The building was converted to commercial use in 1802.

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 Upham Store
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 Detail from 1858 Walling Map of Norfolk County showing the building with label A Upham at the intersection of Columbia Road (then Boston Street) and Stoughton Street.

Amos Upham
Upham General Store
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 Amos Upham, the eighth child of Lieutenant Phineas Upham, was born at Weston, Mass., March 11, 1789, after the death of his father. He resided with his mother until a well-grown lad, when he was apprenticed to learn the baker?s trade. In 1817 he came to Dorchester, purchased a tract of land and established a grocery store at the place now known as Upham?s Corner, which he carried on for the rest of his life. He was a prominent citizen of the town. He was married December 28, 1819, to Miss Abigail Humphreys, daughter of Deacon James Humphreys, of Dorchester. Amos was an active member of the old fire department. He was a Free Mason and a member of the First Church of Dorchester. He died January 25, 1872, and his wife died December 19, 1878.

Upham's Corner
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 Scan of a drawing of the store printed on p. 42 of Dorchester Old and New, 1630-1930.

One-story Replacement
Upham building
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 The general store was replaced in 1884 by a one-story brick and granite structure that reputedly had the first electric lights in Dorchester.

Three-story Replacement
Uphams Corner, Dorchester, Mass.
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 Later the building acquired three additional stories. In the postcard, the Upham Building is the one at the right. We, as the viewers of this scene, are looking south along Columbia Road.

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Upham's CornerHuebener Brick no. 41, Upham StoreMap Detail 1858 Upham Store
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Created: June 23, 2008   Modified: April 15, 2011