Edward Everett Square

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Coordinates: 42°19′16″N 71°03′42″W / 42.32111°N 71.06167°W / 42.32111; -71.06167

Edward Everett Square

Edward Everett Square, in Dorchester, Boston, is an 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.

In 1995 efforts were undertaken by the local community to redevelop the square, with major milestones being completed in 2007. On June 16 2007, Mayor Thomas M. Menino dedicated the new square marking the completion of the current phase of the project. The centerpiece of the project, a statue by Laura Baring-Gould of a giant Clapp Pear (a variety of pear that was developed in Dorchester in the Nineteenth Century)[1][2] now sits at the corner of East Cottage Street and Columbia Road.


  1. ^ Edgar B. Herwick III (July 12, 2017). "Why Is There A 12-Foot Bronze Pear In Dorchester?". WGBH. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Linda Matchan (October 17, 2016). "The story behind Dorchester's mysterious giant pear". Boston Glove. Retrieved July 5, 2018.