ⓘ Edward Everett Square

                                     

ⓘ Edward Everett Square

Edward Everett Square, in Dorchester, Boston, is the intersection of Columbia Road, Massachusetts Avenue, East Cottage Street and Boston Street, that was named in 1894 after a former Governor of Massachusetts, Edward Everett, who was born near there.

In 1995 efforts were undertaken by the local community to redevelop the square, with major milestones to be completed in 2007. June 16, 2007, mayor Thomas M. Menino dedicated the new space to complete the current phase of the project. "Highlight" of the project, the statue of Laura Baring-Gould the giant Clapp pear variety, which was developed in Dorchester in the nineteenth century, now sits in the corner of East cottage street and Columbia road.