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Roswell Gleason, 1799-1887

Roswell Gleason (1799-1887) came to Dorchester as a junior tinsmith and later took over the business where he was employed. By the mid-19thcentury had earned a fortune in the manufacture of pewter and silver-plated objects for home use--candlesticks, lamps and table-ware. He married Rebecca Vose, from a wealthy Dorchester/Milton family, and they built a mansion in Gothic Revival style at the corner of Park and Washington Street adjacent to their business.

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 His Life          Gleason Factory     Objects          Gleason House

Gleason LifeGleason FactoryGleason Objects owned by the Dorchester Historical SocietyGleason House - Lilacs
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Dorchester High SchoolRoswell Gleason House main entranceHuebener Brick no. 43, Town HallGleason Pewter Candlesticks
Gleason Silverplate BellGleason Pewter TeapotGleason Pewter Castor Roswell Gleason silver-plated teapot
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Created: July 27, 2003   Modified: November 29, 2013