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Huebener Brick No. 55 Leadbetter House, Washington Street
Huebener Brick no. 55 Leadbetter House
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 Also known at the Tolman House, the Leadbetter House stood on Washington Street. One of the Tolman daughters married a Leadbetter.

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 Leadbetter House
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 The house was built in the seventeenth century and taken down in the 1870s.

Detail of map in Seveteenth Century Survey of Dorchester by Zurawski, et. al. Location no. 39 is the location of the Leadbetter/Tolman House.

Leadbetter House
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 The 1859 Clap History says that Thomas Tolman came in the second migration in 1635. Thomas Tolman who loved from 1633 to 1718 passed the house to his youngest son Aquila who passed it to Increase. Zurawski says that it was located approximately where the YMCA I snow. That location was the site of the car barn for the trolleys between the time the house stood there and the time the Y was built.

Illustration shown was possibly used as a model for the brick painting.

Leadbetter House
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 This lithograph shows the same scene as the illustration above.

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Samuel Tolman HouseJohn Codman House569 Washington StreetMural on Washington Street 1990s
First Methodist Church, second buildingMount Bowdoin Railroad StationFirst Methodist ChurchNeils Conservatory
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Created: July 4, 2008   Modified: April 16, 2011