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Clapp Avenue, Dorchester Old North Burying Ground
Old North Burial Ground
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 Clapp Avenue in Dorchester's Old North Burying Ground leads from Stoughton Street at the extreme back of the photo to the Wood Mausoleum at the front. The photograph must be from the early 20th century when the cemetery was still cared for in the tradition of a garden cemetery. In the 17th century, the burial ground was simply a cemetery, but in the 19th century the garden cemetery movement had its influence on Dorchester's Old North with the installation of ornamental shrubbery and bedding out of annuals.

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Created: January 19, 2011   Modified: January 19, 2011