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Huebener Brick no. 60 Old Brick Schoolhouse, Meeting House Hill
Huebener Brick no. 60 Old Brick Schoolhouse
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 In 1797 two annual schools were established ?one at the school-house near the meeting-house, the other at the house used as a school-house in the upper road.? --1859 History of Dorchester.

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 1899 Lyceum Hall
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 ?In 1812, the town voted to have an annual school kept in the brick school-house by the north meeting-house (the now ?Mather School?). This school had previously alternated with the one on the lower road (now ?Adams School?)--being kept on ?meeting-house hill? in summer and at the ?lower road? in winter.

Pen and Ink Drawing
Old Brick Schoolhouse
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 Pen and ink drawing in the collection of the Dorchester Historical Society probably used as a draft or model for the brick painting. Caption on drawing: Sketched by George B. Birch from memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Foster. Built 1798 and lasted till 1837. Edward Everett received his early education here.

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First Parish ChurchOld Brick SchoolhouseMap Detail showing Thompson HouseEdward Southworth School, Meeting House Hill
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Created: July 6, 2008   Modified: April 16, 2011