Photograph of 601-603 High Street in 1892

Slafter 1904 Dedham School Address


Excerpt from Dowse Missouri Compromise document
Edward Dowse was born in Charlestown in 1756 into a family engaged in the carrying trade between the American colonies and Great Britain. At the end of the Revolutionary War, Captain Edward Dowse helped establish trade routes to China and the East Indies for a U.S. mercantile community banned from commerce with the British Caribbean, as well as the England.