Update: The illuminated sign shown brightly on Friday night!
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!
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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