Update: The illuminated sign shown brightly on Friday night! 


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After 56 years of darkness, the landmark sign on top of the Walter Baker chocolate factory administration building will light up once again on Friday night!

According to a feature in the Boston Globe, the executive board of the Dorchester Lower Mills Civic Association came up with the idea and applied for the Community Preservation Fund to finance the $66,000 project!

A few months back, a crane removed the letters to be restored and then were recently reinstalled with the ability to light up!

A special celebration of the project will be held on Friday, June 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1231 Adams St. The sign will be illuminated at sunset — 8:21 p.m.

Check out our Dorchester History Lesson on the Baker Chocolate Factory here! 

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  1. Anne June 10, 2022 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Thank you for announcing this. We ukulele players made music in the Common Room for the first time since the pandemic closed the room. https://youtu.be/PHx4E5BZBdM

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