UPDATE: The Boston Landmarks Commission designated the house as a Boston Landmark, and Mayor Menino signed off on it, but the City Council voted to override the
designation in mid-December 2013. The house was demolished in April 2014 - see Dorchester Reporter article. Boston Landmarks Commission Study Report on the Kehew-Wright House, 24
Grampian Way, Savin Hill will be presented at a BLC public hearing on August 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm, Room 900,
Boston City Hall. The house has several prominent owners, most famously
George Wright (1847–1937) a pioneering sportsman and Baseball Hall of Famer with many, many outstanding sports accomplishments. In 1871 Wright founded the Boston Red
Stockings, who became the Boston Braves, now Atlanta Braves "the oldest continuously playing team in major North American sports." The BLC study report link can be found at this link.
Some really fun activities going on in Dorchester this weekend! Common Boston, a volunteer program of the Boston Society of Architects, is the city's only free festival of architecture, design and neighborhoods. Designers and the public can interact, create dialogue that inspires a more sustainable, equitable, and creative urban environment.
Saturday June 8th & Sunday June 9th -
April 16, 2013: "The Peabody Square Clock in Ashmont, Dorchester MA will be stopped
indefinitely in honor of those who were injured or died in yesterday's
Boston Marathon bombing, and in support of the Richard family, who have
done so much for our community. The first bomb exploded at 2:50PM, but
its impact on our neighborhood and our city will last forever."
Our community's historic clock bears an eloquent public homage, and has become the focal point for quiet contemplation, memorial flowers, as well as messages of grief, support and love. We'll endure.