Dorchester: Volume II
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Dorchester: Volume II

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ISBN-13:
9780738503363
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.02.2000
Seiten:
128
Autor:
Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Gewicht:
318 g
Format:
231x163x10 mm
Serie:
Images of America (Arcadia Pub
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
In Dorchester Volume II, local author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco continues his detailed look at this diverse town that he began in Volume I, which the Boston Globe hailed as a best-seller. Founded in 1630 by Puritans, Dorchester has experienced spectacular growth over the last few centuries; the Old Colony Railroad and later the Red Line provided
impetus for the quick development of this astreetcar suburb.a From a town of twelve thousand residents in 1870, when it was annexed to the city of Boston, to one hundred thousand at the turn of the century, Dorchester became home to a quarter of a million people by 1930. The development of the town in the period from 1870 to 1920 saw architects, builders, and residents all working to create a pleasant place to live and work. Dorchesteras evolution from a farming community to a vibrant, buzzing town can be seen in the unique form of American architecture developed in Dorchesterathe athree decker, a built between the 1890s and World War II, and popular among people of all classes and economic means. The influx of immigrants from countries around the world has given Dorchester a diverse and colorful character, which is the source of pride for many of its residents.