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Marshall School, Westville St.
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 John Marshall School (Elementary)

35 Westville Street, Dorchester
Built 1971

John Marshall (1755-1835), the fourth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in Virginia. He served as a Congressman and as Secretary of State until his appointment as Chief Justice by President John Adams in 1801. Marshall did most to shape the foundations of constitutional law.


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

Second Marshall School building
John Marshall School
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 Replacing the earlier building, the current Marshall School was built in 1971.

Readers' Comments
 From: Susan Vignolo, March, 2007

I grew up in Dorchester - 42 Dakota Street. The block of homes were taken when they expanded the John Marshall School.

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