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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Some old Medford houses and estates. (search)
ouse was built of brick, laid up with clay. What more fitting location could Mr. Cradock's agent have selected than the one shown on the maps above mentioned, close to the river and the ford, on the direct route from Salem to Charlestown? In 1637-8, his agent built a bridge across Mistick river near his residence, as his business in that vicinity required better facilities than could be secured at the ford, where a tidal flow of from nine to twelve feet of water occurred twice in twenty-four of the location of the house being within the limits of the street, and the remaining three-quarters in the lot on the easterly side of said street. On the map is shown a building at the Weares, copied from an old map, made as early as the year 1638. Also the Menotomy Corn Mills, built about the year 1656, which stood in the river on the Charlestown side (now Arlington). The old road from Cambridge to Woburn ran over the milldam. In addition to the list of old houses above mentioned, ther