Joseph Hickman House

Joseph Hickman House, 5032 Main Street

The Joseph Hickman House is a large, two-story, white Neo-Classical home, embellished with arched veranda openings on the front façade and bay windows on the south façade. It is located on ‘Cemetery Hill’ on Main Street.

Joseph Hickman (1821-1889)

Joseph Hickman (1821-1889) was a general merchant, entrepreneur, timber merchant and owned shares in a number of ships.  He was Justice in the Sessions— a form of local government (circa 1872,) — and built an ‘experimental’ farm at 5032 Main Street.

In the late 1800s

The Joseph Hickman House in the late 1800s from behind showing the former massive barn associated with the ‘experimental’ farm.



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Historic Dorchester Walking Tour

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