August 18, 2010

Frank L. Young

Frank L. Young (1852-1937) was the head of the Frank L. Young Oil Company in South Boston, which was "believed to be the largest oil manufacturing house in the United States" in the early twentieth century.
It was said that "he exemplifies as perfectly as any businessman in Boston that type of strong, self-reliant character which surmounts all obstacles, and with no aid from external sources... achieves a most remarkable and thoroughly deserved success."
Young lived in a magnificent Colonial Revival mansion designed by the noted architect Edwin J. Lewis, Jr. at 294 Ashmont Stret in Dorchester, between Adnac Terrace and the Cavalry Baptist Church. The Young Lot at Forest Hills Cemetery is on Milton Hill.

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