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Joseph Lee School
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 Joseph Lee School (Elementary)

155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
Built 1871

Joseph Lee was born in 1862. As a member of the Boston School Committee from 1909-1917, he was instrumental in establishing many public playgrounds. He is known as "the father of the American playground."

[Although What's in a Name says the school was built in 1871, it was built in 1971]

Source:

What's In a Name? Names of Boston's Schools: Their Origin. Boston: School Volunteers for Boston and the Boston Public Schools, 1980.

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