History of Fields Corner
Fields Corner is a historic commercial district in Dorchester, originally known for the general store opened by brothers Enos and Isaac Field at the intersection of Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue. Today, this corner marks the center of one of Dorchester's busiest commercial districts.
The modern-day district is still distinguished by several historical buildings, including One Fields Corner, also known as the Lenane Building, One Arcadia Place, formerly the Fields Corner Municipal building, Dorchester Theater, an original Loews Theatre at the corner of Park Street and Dorchester Avenue, and the O'Hearn Storage building, located next to the original Fields Home.
Fields Corner is a bustling transit hub served by the Ashmont branch of the MBTA Red Line and several MBTA bus lines.
The one-mile business district is surrounded by unique residential neighborhoods such as Fields Corner West, Meetinghouse Hill, Clam Point, and Melville Park.