The estate passed from the ownership of Mr. Usher, and through many different persons down to the present day; it is now in the possession of Mr. F. E. Chandler.
This estate has been aptly described as a well chosen location for a place of entertainment for tired horses and thirsty men, at the foot of that sharp rise in the road known as Marm Simonds' Hill.
A contemporary further described this house as a groggy old hole.
The Fountain Tavern.
Under the date of April 29, 1702, Mr. Peter Seccomb of Medford, bought of Mr. John Bradstreet, two and one-half acres of land bounded northeast and east on the road into Charlestown woodlots; southerly on the road from Malden to Charlestown; westerly upon said Bradstreet's other land.
Three years later, July 4, 1705, Mr. Bradstreet sold to Mr. Seccomb an additional lot containing one-half an acre, and this lot of land adjoined the first on its westerly side and was twenty-eight feet in width on the road.
These two lo