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First Parish Church in Dorchester Steeple Removal

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    Photos of the removal of the steeple lantern at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 24 November 2006

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Ron Newman

I did not know any of this.

Who made the decision to move them to Franklin Park, and why?

Ron Newman

Responding to your edit:

My understanding is that 'The Greeting' was part of Olmsted's original plan, but a zoo was not. The zoo was later superimposed upon this part of Olmsted's plan.


I came across this information about saving the custom house columns while helping my daughter research the custom house for a school project. I notice the last entry was May 2006. What was the result of your efforts? Were the columns saved?

Lt. Cmdr. Robert Hilgerman, USCG RET

I was a young Coast Guardsman, stationed in the Custom House in 1950 - 1951. I met my wife in the little restaurant across the street. She worked for "Employers' Liability" Insurance Company nearby. Bea died in 1992.

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