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History of the Dry Dock

My new office is in the Seaport District of Boston, a historic marine industrial area that has been part of the local economy dating back to the 1830s when the Boston Wharf Company extended the waterfront via landfill. 

According to the Boston Preservation Society, the area was originally inhabited by wooden sheds where liquor and confectionery traders stored suger and molasses, and later tranformed by 90 brick warehouses built in the 1880s to support Boston's burgeoning wool trade.

It's hard to believe that the 1200-foot long, working dry dock I view out my window every day was built back in 1919, designed with two connecting sections so that two vessels could be repaired simlutaneously. And the building in which I sit is an eight-story, 1,600,000 square foot storehouse that is part of the the former Boston Army Supply Base, a 29-building complex covering 23 acres of land. Today it houses the Boston Design Center.

Below is a picture of the Dry Dock, and I've included some pictures of our building, the view from my office, and Percy the dog here.



Tom Simons

Fantastic picture of Percy!

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