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John Winthrop School
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 John Winthrop School (Elementary)

35 Brookford Street, Dorchester
Built 1911
Maginnnis & Walsh, Architects

John Winthrop (1588-1649), a Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, was born in England. A lawyer and a Puritan, Winthrop was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in August, 1629, before he came to New England with the Massachusetts Bay Company. He was the leading figure in Massachusetts for 20 years, serving continuously as Governor, Deputy Governor, or member of the Executive Council. Winthrop's Journal is a significant chronicle of the events in Massachusetts in the years 1636 to 1649. His outstanting leadership set the young colony on the pathway to successful development.


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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