884 Adams Street

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No. 4452 884 Adams Street, photograph August, 2004.


NO.11317 884 Adams Street, photograph August 15, 2010.

884 Adams Street, Landmark petition declined, now demolished

illus – 4452 884 Adams Street, Photograph August, 2004.

illus 11317  884 Adams Street August 15, 2010

884 Adams Street, demolished early 21st century in the 2000 teens

The family who owned the property in the early 21st century says the house was built as a road house in the late 18th century.

MACRIS BOS.5628  estimated construction 1850

Date 1800/1890 – the building appears on the 1831 map

Boston Landmarks 1977 Survey:

Date ca. 1800

Owners from maps:

James 1831

M. James 1850

Wm James 1874

5 Bay house with Queen Ann trim including multi-pained upper sash and turned-work porch.  Slender Victorian chimney is in location of possible earlier one, see cornice board under roof. Building could be Federal/Greek Revival.  Double rear wings, if early are unusual.

1860 Directory – Milton, James, farmer. h. Adams near Milton


In the 20th to early 21st century, Malcolm Perry lived in the property.

PERRY, Malcolm B. of Dorchester 100 yrs. , passed away January 25th after a brief illness .Devoted husband of the late Muriel ( Caiger ), Loving father of the late John F. Perry and the late Virginia A. Perry. Survived by son Robert A Perry and wife Janice ( Salemmi ) of Marshfield and son Richard F. Perry of Dorchester. The extra-loving Grandpa of nine Grandchildren and seven great Grandchildren. Mr. Perry was the son of renown American landscape and seascape artist Frank C. Perry. Mr Perry was born in Putnam Connecticut on August 26th, 1913 .Upon completion of High School Mr. Perry attended and graduated from The Scott Carbee School of Art in Boston. As an artist his paintings hang in many private collections .His mural behind the baptismal at Dorchester Temple Baptist Church is one his largest canvases. As a young man he studied body building at the Y.M.C.A. Here he would give Judo demonstrations to the cadets of the Boston Police Department. He was also an accomplished herbologist. He studied the medicinal use of plants and herbs and many people approached him for his advise on the subject. He attributed his long life to use of said herbs and the avoidance of institutional medicine. – See more at: http://www.cartmellfuneralhome.com/obituary/Malcolm-B.-Perry/Boston-MA/1336004#sthash.ICXMqSay.dpuf


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March 23, 2020