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Dorchester Fireproof Storage Warehouse




Dorchester Illustration no. 2162


Scan of advertisement in the collection of the Dorchester Historical Society, showing the Dorchester Fire-Proof Storage Warehouse behind the Humphreys House.

Jonas Humphrey purchased his land in 1637 from William Hammond who moved to Windsor, Connecticut. The Humphreys house was built near what is now the corner of Dudley Street and Humphrey Street, just west of Uphams Corner. The illustrations of the house that are known to us show an 18th century alteration and additions to the original structure.

In 1917 the family sold the property and moved from the old house, allowing its demolition. They had already apparently sold the back part of the property for the construction of the Dorchester Fireproof Storage Warehouse, so it is not surprising that they decided to move out of the old home.

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