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Huebener Brick No. 46 Mattapan Bank, Harrison Square
Huebener Brick no. 46 Mattapan Bank
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 The Mattapan Bank, located at Harrison Square was incorporated in 1849. Its first president was Edward King, the Boston businessman who purchased the estate named Rosemont from Captain Macondray (see brick 22). It appears that the brick painting and a vignette on the 1850 Whiting map are the only pictorial representations of the bank building in existence.

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 Mattapan Bank
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 Detail from 1858 Walling map of Norfolk County. The Mattapan Bank and a Savings Bank both seem to be in the same building on Exchange Street, which today is an industrial park. Orcutt mentions both banks on p. 650.


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 This vignette from the 1850 Eaton Map is perhaps 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 11 images.
Harrison Square DepotHarrison Square Train DepotHuebener Brick no. 46 Mattapan BankMap Detail 1884 showing Harrison Square Depot
Cosgrove Milk Company truckMap Detail Mattapan BankMap detail Harrison Square Station 1874Mattapan Bank Three-Dollar Bill
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Created: June 29, 2008   Modified: April 15, 2011