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Encyclopedia > Dorchester, Massachusetts
1888 German map of Boston Harbor showing Dorchester in the lower left hand corner.

Dorchester, including a large portion of today's Boston, was incorporated in 1630.[1] It was still primarily rural and had a population of 12,000 when annexed to Boston in 1870. Railroad and streetcar lines brought rapid growth, increasing the population to 150,000 by 1920. It is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated. It is now a large, diverse working class community with many African Americans and East and Southeast Asian Americans, and is still a center of Irish American immigration. 1888 German Map of Boston - From the German Wikipedia interesting! German Leuchtturm = lighthouse (bottom right); couldnt find any other German words though. ... 1888 German Map of Boston - From the German Wikipedia interesting! German Leuchtturm = lighthouse (bottom right); couldnt find any other German words though. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The main road through Dorchester Dorchester is a market town in south west Dorset, England, situated on the River Frome and A35 road 20 miles west of Poole and five miles north of Weymouth. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... For the record label, see Puritan Records. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ...

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Neighborhoods

Dorchester is Boston's most populous neighborhood, . Due to its size, it is often divided for statistical purposes. North Dorchester includes the portion north of Quincy Street, East Street, and Freeport Street. South Bay Center and Newmarket industrial area are major sources of employment. The main business district in this part of Dorchester is Uphams Corner, at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road. The Harbor Point area (formerly known as Columbia Point) is also the home of several large employers, including the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts. The southern area of Dorchester is bordered to the east by Dorchester Bay and to the south by the Neponset River. This page is about the university system across Massachusetts. ... The Neponset River is a river in eastern Massachusetts. ...


Dorchester Avenue is the major neighborhood spine, running in a straight line through all of Dorchester from Lower Mills to downtown Boston. The southern part of Dorchester is primarily a residential area, with established neighborhoods still defined by parishes, and occupied by families for generations. Yet it continues to change, as best observed in the growth of its distinct commercial districts: Bowdoin/Geneva, Fields Corner, Codman Square, Peabody Square, Adams Village and Lower Mills. Other Dorchester neighborhoods include Savin Hill, Jones Hill, Four Corners, Franklin Field, Franklin Hill, Ashmont, Meeting House Hill, Neponset, Popes Hill and Port Norfolk. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Savin Hill is the first album by punk band Street Dogs. ... Four Corners may refer to one of the following: Four Corners, a region of the United States the Four Corners Monument at that location Four Corners, a point in Canada Four Corners, an Australian news program Four Corners, a movie by James Benning four corners offense, a style of basketball... Franklin Field is the University of Pennsylvanias stadium for football, field hockey, lacrosse, sprint football, and track and field (and formerly for soccer). ...


The eastern areas of Dorchester (especially between Adams Street and Dorchester Bay) are primarily ethnic European and Asian, with a large population of Irish Americans and Vietnamese Americans, while the residents of the western, central and parts of the southern sections of the neighborhood are predominantly African Americans.Neponset, the southeast corner of the neighborhood, as well as the north side of Uphams Corner close to the South Boston border, are predominantly composed of Irish Americans. A Vietnamese American is a resident of the United States who is of ethnic Vietnamese descent. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ...


Savin Hill as well as Fields Corner have a large Vietnamese American population. Uphams Corner contains a very large Cape Verdean American community and has the largest concentration of people of Cape Verdean origin within the Boston city limits. Western, central and parts of southern Dorchester have a large Caribbean population (especially people from Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago). They are most heavily represented in the Codman Square, Franklin Field and Ashmont areas, although there are also significant numbers in Four Corners and Fields Corner. Significant numbers of African Americans live in the Harbor Point, Uphams Corner, Fields Corner, Four Corners and Franklin Field areas. A Vietnamese American is a resident of the United States who is of ethnic Vietnamese descent. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Hispanics or Latinos represent 17% of Dorchester's population, according to the U.S. Census, with significant numbers living in the Harbor Point, Fields Corner and Codman Square areas. Latino refers to people living in the US of Latin American nationality and their US-born descendants. ...


Transportation

The neighborhood is served by five stations on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Red Line (MBTA) rapid transit service, five stations on the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line, commuter rail lines, and various bus routes. Interstate 93 (which is also Route 3 and U.S. Route 1) runs north-south through Dorchester between Quincy, Massachusetts and downtown Boston, providing access to the eastern edge of Dorchester at Columbia Road, Morrissey Boulevard (northbound only), Neponset Circle (southbound only), and Granite Avenue (with additional southbound on-ramps at Freeport Street and from Morrissey Blvd at Neponset). Several other state routes traverse the neighborhood (e.g., Route 203, Gallivan Boulevard and Morton Street, and Route 28, Blue Hill Avenue (so named because it leads out of the city to the Blue Hills Reservation). The Neponset River separates Dorchester from Quincy and Milton. The "Dorchester Turnpike" (now "Dorchester Avenue") stretches from Fort Point Channel (now in South Boston) to Lower Mills, and once boasted a horse-drawn streetcar. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. ... Red Line train of #1 Red Line stock crossing the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge, towards Boston View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is a rapid transit line operated by the MBTA running roughly north-south through Boston, Massachusetts into neighboring communities. ... The Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line (or Mattapan-Ashmont Line, or just the M Line) is considered part of the MBTAs Red Line, even though it uses different equipment (trolleys) and passengers have to change at Ashmont. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 93 Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk County Settled 1625 Incorporated 1792 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William J. Phelan Area  - City  26. ... Route 203 is a 5. ... Massachusetts Route 28 // MA Route 28 Northern Terminus: NH 28, New Hampshire State Line, Methuen, Massachusetts Southern Terminus: US 6, Orleans, Massachusetts Cities along the route Lawrence Boston Brockton Middleborough Falmouth Hyannis Chatham Spur/Alternate Routes West Falmouth - Pocasset: MA Route 28A (originally part of Route 28 before freeway bypass... The Blue Hills Reservation is a conservation area located in eastern Massachusetts including land from the cities of Milton, Canton, Quincy, Dedham, Westwood, Randolph, Quincy, and Boston. ... The Neponset River is a river in eastern Massachusetts. ... Milton is a suburban Boston town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Mural in South Boston saying Welcome to South Boston in English and Fáilte go mBoston dheas in Irish. ...


History

In the summer of 1614, Captain John Smith, of Virginia fame, entered Boston Harbor and landed a boat with eight men on the Dorchester shore, at what was then a narrow peninsula known as Mattapan or Mattahunts, and today is known as South Boston . The town was founded at what is now the intersection of Columbia Road and Massachusetts Avenue. (This is actually Dorchester, not South Boston.) in 1630 by settlers who arrived on the Mary and John ship. They gathered as a church in England and founded the town and the First Parish Church of Dorchester, which still exists as the Unitarian-Universalist church on Meetinghouse Hill and is the oldest religious organization in present day Boston. Columbia Point is home to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston College High School and the University of Massachusetts, Boston Campus. Events April 5 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe. ... Statue at Jamestown VA, photo Aug 2007 Captain/SirJohn Smith (1580–June 21, 1631), was an English soldier, sailor, and author. ... At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newports 3 ships are docked in the harbour. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... Mattapan is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ... Mural in South Boston saying Welcome to South Boston in English and Fáilte go mBoston dheas in Irish. ... Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... First Parish Church, Dorchester 1896 The First Parish Church of Dorchester, was established by the emigrants from Dorchester, Massachusetts and the south west of England who founded the town of Dorchester on March 30, 1630. ... The John F Kennedy Library The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library is the presidential library and museum of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. ... Founded in 1863, Boston College High School (also known as BC High) is an all-male Jesuit college preparatory secondary school with historical ties to Boston College. ... University of Massachusetts Boston, or UMass Boston, is a university in Boston, Massachusetts in the northeastern United States. ...


Dorchester is the birthplace of the first public elementary school in America, the Mather School, established in 1639.[2] The school still stands as the oldest elementary school in America.[3] Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Photo of he oldest School House still standing (in 1913). ... Events January 14 - Connecticuts first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. ...


In 1695, a party was dispatched to found the town of Dorchester, South Carolina, which would last barely a half-century before being abandoned. Jan. ... The Old White Meeting House, a Congregational church at Dorchester. ...


America's first chocolate factory opened in Dorchester, in 1765, and the Walter Baker Chocolate Factory operated until 1965. Dorchester (in a part of what is now South Boston) was also the site of the Battle of Dorchester Heights in 1776, which eventually resulted in the British evacuating Boston. Dorchester was annexed by Boston in pieces, beginning on March 6, 1804 and ending on January 3, 1870, following a plebiscite held in Boston and Dorchester the previous June 22. Dorchester heights in now part of South Boston, and is not in modern-day Dorchester. Additional parts of Dorchester went to Quincy (in 1792, 1814, 1819, and 1855) and the now-annexed town of Hyde Park (1868); the new towns of Milton (1662) and Stoughton (1726) were entirely carved out of Dorchester. Year 1765 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Continental Army Great Britain Commanders George Washington William Howe The Fortification of Dorchester Heights was a decisive action early in the American Revolutionary War, which led to the British evacuation of Boston, ending the ongoing siege of Boston. ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... March 17 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts is Evacuation Day, an official holiday commemorating the evacuation of the city (which was a town at the time) of Boston by British forces during the American Revolutionary War. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk County Settled 1625 Incorporated 1792 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William J. Phelan Area  - City  26. ... Hyde Park is the most southern neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Milton is a suburban Boston town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Stoughton (Official Name: Town of Stoughton) is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


In Victorian times, Dorchester became a popular country retreat for Boston elite, and developed into a bedroom community, easily accessible to the city -- a streetcar suburb. The mother and grandparents of John F. Kennedy lived in the Ashmont Hill neighborhood while John F. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald was mayor of Boston. Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... A streetcar suburb is a community whose growth was mostly shaped by the coming of the electric streetcar or tram. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... For the American author John Fitzgerald, see John D. Fitzgerald. ...


In 1953, Carney Hospital moved from South Boston to its current location in Dorchester serving the local communities of Dorchester, Mattapan, Milton and Quincy. Carney Hospital is a community teaching hospital in Dorchester, Massachusetts, affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine and New England Medical Center. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ...


The oldest home in the City of Boston, the James Blake House, built in 1648, is located in Edward Everett Square, a few blocks from the Dorchester Historical Society.[1] Exterior view. ... 1648 (MDCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Education

Primary and secondary schools

Parochial schools

  • Boston College High School, 9-12
  • Elizabeth Seton Academy, 9-12
  • Monsignor Ryan Memorial High, 9-12
  • St Ann Elementary School, K-8
  • St Brendan School, K-8
  • St Gregory Elementary School, K-8
  • St Kevin School, K-8
  • St Mark School, K-8
  • St Matthew School, K-8
  • St Peter Elementary School, K-8
  • Blessed Mother Teresa Elementary School K-8
  • St Ambrose - closed, K-8

Founded in 1863, Boston College High School (also known as BC High) is an all-male Jesuit college preparatory secondary school with historical ties to Boston College. ... Elizabeth Seton Academy may refer to Elizabeth Seton Academy in Boston, Massachusetts Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, Maryland St. ...

Public schools

Students in Dorchester are served by Boston Public Schools. Pictured, from left to right, Eli Broad presents the 2006 Broad Prize for Urban Education to Boston Public Schools officials: Elizabeth Reilinger, Chair of the Boston School Committee; Michael G. Contompasis, Superintendent; Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and former Superintdent Thomas W. Payzant. ...

  • Boston Latin Academy, grades 7-12
  • Codman Academy Charter Public School, 9-12
  • Dorchester High School, 10-12
  • The Edward Everett School, K-6
  • Jeremiah E. Burke High School, 9-12
  • The Mather Elementary School, K-6
  • Boston Latin School, grades 7-12

was founded in 1877 as Girls’ Latin School . ... Photo of he oldest School House still standing (in 1913). ...

Cultural and Language Schools

  • Szkola Jezyka Polskiego w Bostonie (John Paul II Polish School for Children and Teens)

Colleges and universities

The University of Massachusetts Boston campus is located in the Harbor Point area of Dorchester. University of Massachusetts Boston, or UMass Boston, is a university in Boston, Massachusetts in the northeastern United States. ...


Points of interest

Exterior view. ... The Captain Lemuel Clap House (1767) is a historic house located at 199 Boston Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts. ... The William Clapp House (1806) is a historic house located at 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts. ... The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library is the presidential library and museum of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. ... University of Massachusetts Boston, or UMass Boston, is a university in Boston, Massachusetts in the northeastern United States. ... Founded in 1863, Boston College High School (also known as BC High) is an all-male Jesuit college preparatory secondary school with historical ties to Boston College. ... The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ... Zoo New Englands Logo The Franklin Park Zoo, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest zoos in the U.S. It is operated by Zoo New England, which also operates the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. ... In a city full of landmarks, the Eire Pub is to Dorchester what oxygen is to breathing, not a farm for miles, and always a show of support for the wheat hops and barley growers. ... First Parish Church, Dorchester 1896 The First Parish Church of Dorchester, was established by the emigrants from Dorchester, Massachusetts and the south west of England who founded the town of Dorchester on March 30, 1630. ...

Notable residents

Charles Baker Adams (January 11, 1814 - January 18, 1853) was a noted educator and naturalist. ... William Taylor Adams (July 30, 1822-March 27, 1897) was a noted academic, author, and Massachusetts state legislator. ... Sheldon Gary Adelson (born August 1, 1933)[1] is an American billionaire businessman. ... Samuel Turell Armstrong (1784 - 1850) was a U.S. political figure. ... The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Ray Bolger (January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American entertainer of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of the Scarecrow (and the farmworker Hunk) who was Dorothys favorite in the 1939 film classic, The Wizard of Oz. ... The Scarecrow is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and illustrator William Wallace Denslow. ... The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ... Edwin Booth as Hamlet. ... John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) assassinated Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the United States at Fords Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. ... William J. Bratton is the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. ... “LAPD” redirects here. ... James Bryant Conant James Bryant Conant (March 26, 1893 - February 11, 1978) was a chemist, educational administrator, and government official. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Calvin Davis (born 2 April 1972) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metre hurdles. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Mark D. Devlin was the author of Stubborn Child (ISBN 0-689-11476-1), a critically acclaimed memoir published in 1985. ... Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was a Whig Party politician from Massachusetts. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Former Speaker of the MA House of Representatives Thomas Finneran. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Frederick Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 - August 27, 1935) was an American Impressionist painter. ... Jonathan Rashleigh Knight (born November 29, 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jordan Knight (born Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight, 17 May 1970, Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer of the boy band, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), which rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Julio Cesar Lugo (born on November 16, 1975 in Barahona, Dominican Republic) is a major league shortstop for the Boston Red Sox. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728). ... For the record label, see Puritan Records. ... 1876 illustration of the courtroom; the central figure is usually identified as Mary Walcott The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings by local magistrates and county court trials to prosecute people alleged to have committed acts of witchcraft in Essex, Suffolk and Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts in 1692... The Reverend Increase Mather (June 21, 1639 – August 23, 1723) was a major figure in the early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay (now the Federal state of Massachusetts). ... Richard Mather Richard Mather (1596 - 1669), was a Puritan clergyman in Colonial Boston, Massachusetts. ... Kevin Martin McBride (born May 5, 1973 in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland) is an Irish boxer. ... Mike McColgan was the lead singer of the Dropkick Murphys in the bands early years. ... Street Dogs is a punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. ... “DKM” redirects here. ... John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Leonard Simon Nimoy (born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. ... Spock, commonly called Mr. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... James Reid is the singer and guitarist in the New Zealand band The Feelers. ... Look up survivor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lucy Stone (August 13, 1818 – October 18, 1893) was a prominent American suffragist. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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See also

Vase Mined from Dorchester, Massachusetts In 1851, a zinc and siver vase was mined from solid rock in Dorchester, Massachusetts. ...

References

  1. ^ a b History of Dorchester, Massachusetts
  2. ^ Notable Events in Massachusetts
  3. ^ Mather Elementary School
  4. ^ Bayside Expo Center, City Guide
  5. ^ Neponset River State Reservation Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
  6. ^ a b c (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

Bibliography

  • Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell.
    • "Boston's South End", Images of America series, Arcadia Publishing, 1998.
    • "Dorchester", Images of America series, Arcadia Publishing, 2000.
    • "Dorchester: Then & Now", Arcadia Publishing, 2005.

External links


Neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts

Allston/Brighton · Back Bay · Beacon Hill · Charlestown · Chinatown · Dorchester · Downtown Crossing · East Boston · Fenway-Kenmore · Government Center · Hyde Park · Jamaica Plain · Longwood · Mattapan · Mission Hill · North End · Roslindale · Roxbury · South Boston · South End · West End · West Roxbury Houses on Louisburg Square, Beacon Hill. ... Allston is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, located in the western part of the city. ... Cemetary and apartment houses along Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, near Chandlers Pond Brighton is a neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Back Bay redirects here. ... Cutting down Beacon Hill, about 1800; a view from the north toward the Massachusetts State House. ... Birdseye view of Boston, Charlestown, and Bunker Hill between 1890 and 1910. ... The Beach Street gate into Bostons Chinatown. ... Downtown Crossing is a shopping district in Boston, Massachusetts, located due south of the Boston Common and west of the Financial District. ... East Boston was annexed by the City of Boston in 1636 and is separated from the rest of the city by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. ... Fenway-Kenmore is an area of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Government Center circa 2000 Government Center is a city square and plaza in Boston, Massachusetts, bounded by Cambridge, Court, Congress, and Sudbury Streets. ... Hyde Park is the most southern neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Jamaica Plain, commonly known as JP, is a historic neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Longwood Medical and Academic Area (also known as Longwood Medical Area, LMA, or just Longwood) is a section of Boston with a high density of hospitals, colleges, and biomedical research centers. ... Mattapan is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ... Mission Hill is a one square mile[1] neighborhood of approximately 18,000 people in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Image of the North End, Boston neighborhood. ... Roslindale is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, with the ZIP Code 02131. ... Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts USA. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and became a city in 1846 until it was annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868. ... “South Boston” redirects here. ... The South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The West End of Boston, Massachusetts is a neighborhood bounded generally by Cambridge Street to the south, the Charles River to the west and northwest, Martha Road and Lomasney Way on the north and northeast, and Staniford Street on the west. ... Founded in 1630 (contemporaneously with Boston), West Roxbury, Massachusetts was originally part of the town of Roxbury and was mainly used as farmland. ...

Coordinates: 42°17′50″N, 71°04′28″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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