Ashmont is a section of the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. It includes the subsections of Ashmont Hill, Peabody Square, and Ashmont-Adams. Located near the Milton/Boston border, major streets include Ashmont Street, Gallivan Blvd., and Dorchester Avenue.
The neighborhood was developed after Dorchester's anexation to Boston in 1870. The westerly side of the neighborhood, north of Fuller Street and west of Dorchester Avenue, north to Welles Avenue, was laid out on the former Welles estate. The more easterly side of the neighborhood, east of the station, south of Ashmont Street, and north of Minot Street and Van Winkle Street was developed by the Carruth family on their former estate.
The neighborhood is known for its larger Victorian style houses on the former estates with other side streets such as Fuller, Burt, Dracut, and Wrentham Streets having a denser two and three family development pattern. Dorchester Avenue in the area has an urban neighborhood commercial development pattern.
- The Dorchester Atheneum, "Ashmont Hill".
- The Dorchester Atheneum, "The Clock in Peabody Square, Ashmont" - 2003
- All Saints Church History - All Saints Church in Ashmont
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