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Postcard showing view of Dorchester Ave with Trolley car, 1913

In the late 1800’s, public transportation made Dorchester accessible to Boston’s growing working population. With the annexation of Dorchester to Boston in 1869, explosive real estate development divided Dorchester’s large estates. By the 1900’s singles, two families and “three-deckers” covered Dorchester.

Image courtesy of the Dorchester Historical Society