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Huebener Brick no. 56 Old Schoolhouse, Freeport Street
Huebener Brick no. 56 Old Schoolhouse
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  In 1798 the town voted to sell the old school and build a new one of brick on Meeting House Hill. The old School House is still standing and used by Sebastian Cabot Peters as a dwelling on Freeport Street [from Official Program, Dorchester Day, Saturday, June 7th, 1913].

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.

Oldest School House Standing in 1913
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 Photograph of the oldest School House standing (in 1913). Published in Official Program, Dorchester Day, Saturday, June 7th, 1913.

Old Schoolhouse, Freeport Street
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 This photograph in the collection of the Dorchester Historical Society may have been used as a model for the brick painting.

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Created: July 4, 2008   Modified: April 16, 2011