Attractions Dorchester Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Dorchester skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Dorchester architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Dorchester are included on this list. Information about these Dorchester buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Dorchester and older historic landmarks.

List buildings range from John F. Kennedy Library to Mary Fisk Stoughton House.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Dorchester?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Dorchester. Famous architectural houses within the city of Dorchester are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.

Dorchester Castle

Dorchester Castle was in the market town of Dorchester, Dorset, southern England. This motte and bailey castle stood in the north part of the town. Between 1154 and 1175 it was in possession of the Earl of Cornwall and it had become a royal possession by 1185. It appears to have been disused from about 1290 and there are references to its stonework being reused to build Dorchester Greyfriars in 1309. There are now no remains and Dorchester Prison occupies its site. Great Western Railway Castle-class locomotive No. 4090 was named after the castle. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: United Kingdom


Dorchester Community Church

The Dorchester Community Church is a historic church building off NH 118 in Dorchester, New Hampshire. The vernacular Greek Revival church was built in 1828 on Thompson's Hill. In 1883 the church was moved to be adjacent to the town hall, at which time it was disassembled and rebuilt at a smaller scale. It is maintained by a community organization and continues to be used for services. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and included in the Dorchester Common Historic District in 1985. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Dorchester, New Hampshire, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1828

Dorset County Museum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Dorchester Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Dorset County Museum

The Dorset County Museum is located in Dorchester, Dorset, England. Founded in 1846, the museum covers the county of Dorset's history and environment. The current building was built in 1881 on the former site of the George Inn. The building was designed specifically to house the museum's collection and is in the Gothic style. The museum includes information and over 2 million artifacts associated with archaeology, geology, history, local writers and natural science. There are video displays, activity carts for children, and an audio guide. The collections include fossilised dinosaur footprints, Roman mosaics and original Thomas Hardy manuscripts. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: United Kingdom

John F. Kennedy Library is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Dorchester Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. It is located on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, next to the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Massachusetts Archives. Designed by the architect I. M. Pei, the building is the official repository for original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration, as well as special bodies of published and unpublished materials, such as books and papers by and about Ernest Hemingway. The library and museum were dedicated in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter and members of the Kennedy ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Massachusetts, USA

Opened: Oct 20 1979

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