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Huebener Brick 75 First Dorchester High School
 



The Edward A. Huebener collection of over 100 bricks originally collected by Mr. Huebener exhibits brick paintings of the houses from which the bricks came. The bricks have upon them painted scenes of (mostly) old Dorchester houses and landmarks. To see a list of all the bricks, choose the term Architecture in the list at the left of the screen and choose the first subsection -- the Edward A. Huebener Brick Collection and scroll to the bottom of that page to see icons for all the bricks.



Huebener Brick no. 75 First Dorchester High School
Map Detail First High School
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 "In 1850 the subject of a high school was again agitated, --this time with more success. One hundred and eighty-three tax-payers of the town signed a petition asking the school committee 'to recommend to the town the immediate establishment of a high school.' This petition was discussed and reflected upon for two years, when action was finally taken. The sum of six thousand dollars was appropriated with which to erect a building, the location selected being on the School Pasture property, on the westerly side of South Boston and Dorchester turnpike, a little north of Centre Street. This spot was selected as being the most central position.” -- Good Old Dorchester


Dorchester High School
First High School
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 “The school was organized in December, 1852, with a membership of fifty-nine pupils of both sexes, representing the Everett, Mather, Adams, Gibson, Winthrop, Norfolk, and private schools. The first principal was William J. Rolfe, the present Shakespearean authority, who held the position for four years. Mr. Rolfe's successor was Jonathan Kimball, who remained for nine years. Elbridge Smith, the third master, was in charge of the school for the long period of twenty-four years, during which time he established a reputation which was second to that of no other Dorchester teacher. The present [1891] incumbent is Charles J. Lincoln, who was Mr. Smith's immediate successor."

Second Dorchester High School
Second High School
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 Note that Dorchester Old and New says that the high school was established in a building on Dorchester Avenue at Gibson Street. Later a much larger building on Dorchester Avenue at Centre Street was occupied. The same is reported in The Dorchester Book.

Erected 1868.

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Created: January 16, 2011   Modified: April 16, 2011