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An early 1900’s image of Edward Everett Square

Dorchester remained an autonomous town of the Commonwealth until its annexation to Boston in 1870. In the late 1800's Dorchester was still known as "Five Corners", a major community crossroads. By the early 1900's the area had become more developed. Within the image above, notice the horse drawn carriage and the electric trolley—certain signs of changing transportation. The country home and birthplace of Edward Everett (see image 4 of this slide show) had been razed and replaced by the oversized triple-decker seen in this photo and still in the Square today bordering the Dunkin Donuts parking lot.

Image courtesy of the Dorchester Historical Society