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Huebener Brick no. 42, Town Hall, Codman Square
Huebener Brick no. 42 Town Hall
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 The Town Hall was built in 1816 on Washington Street at the southwest corner of what is now Codman Square (Washington and Norfolk Streets).

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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 Detail from 1858 Walling Map of Norfolk County showing, at the bottom, the intersection of Washington Street and Norfolk Street. Town Hall was located at the southeast corner of the intersection.

Built in 1816
Town Hall
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 The Town Hall was built in 1816.

Branch Library
Boston Public Library Aerial View
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 The Codman Square branch of the Boston Public Library replaced the Town Hall in 1904. It is in Colonial Revival style with cupola and Chinese Chippendale roof balustrade. Now owned by the city but leased to the Codman Square Health Center, it is known as the Great Hall.

Illustration is a postcard from about 1920.

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Created: June 28, 2008   Modified: April 15, 2011