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Minot School
Minot School, Neponset, Mass.
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 In 1886 a new schoolhouse was built on Neponset Avenue for the Minot School, which had formerly occupied a building on Walnut Street. The name had been chosen to perpetuate the memory of the Minot family. This newer school was located on Neponset Avenue where the Neponset Health Center is now, across from the entrance to Minot Street. The schoolhouse had separate entrances for boys and girls. It was demolished about 1973.

The building was designed by Arthur Vinal.


Orcutt, William Dana. Good Old Dorchester: A Narrative History of the Town, 1630-1893. Cambridge: The University Press, 1908 [c1891]

Minot School
Minot School
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 The Minot School occupied the front portion of the Holbrook property on Neponset Avenue. This little-seen photograph was published in The Dorchester Book. Illustrated. Boston, 1899.

Minot School
Minot School
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 The Minot School was located where the Neponset Health Center is located today. This view is from the left side of the school.

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