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Boston's Annexed Towns and Some Neighborhood Resources: Hyde Park

Boston is a city of neighborhoods, owing mostly to the fact the Boston as we know it today is an amalgamation of towns that were annexed in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.


In 1868 the Town of Hyde Park was incorporated from parts of the towns of Dorchester, Milton, and Dedham.  It remained a separate town until 1912, when it was annexed to Boston.  It was the last annexation for Boston.

Town Reports

Other Government Documents

This is by no means an exhaustive list of government information available on Hyde Park.

Hyde Park (Boston 200)- an oral history done in conjunction with the nation's bicentennial.

Hyde Park District Profiles, 1978 and 1979 editions.

Hyde Park Preservation Study (From the Boston Landmarks Commission.  More BLC documents can be accessed through the catalog)

Materials on Hyde Park History

Hyde Park Newspapers on Microfilm

AN2.M4H989 Hyde Park Gazette-Times (earlier Norfolk County Gazette, Dedham) Weekly Jan 7, 1899-Dec 31, 1925; Dec 29, 1932- Dec 28, 1944
AN2.M4H992 Hyde Park Times Weekly Jan 2, 1886- Dec 27, 1901
AN2.M4H994 Hyde Park Tribune (and Mattapan Tribune) Weekly Jan 12, 1939- Dec 30, 1958; Jan 8, 1976-Oct 2012//
AN2.M4H996 Independent Weekly Aug 23-Nov 20, 1883