nd stands today very much like the original in general outline.
Mr. Barker later removed to High street, just east of the old Orthodox Church.
In the rear of the Wait and Barker buildings were the dwelling and wheelwright shop of Elias Tufts, entered from a passageway now called Tufts place. His father had a large pottery there many years ago.
In the building just south of Tufts place, Mrs. Augustus Baker, afterward the landlady at the Medford House, had a variety store in 1830.
About 1840, Mr. James Hyde bought the place and opened an oyster house.
The land is now owned by his family.
He dug a well on the street line and furnished a watering trough.
This was probably the first one in town set at the street curb for public use. Mr. Hyde had a dispute with the town about the street line, and every few years would fence off a portion of the roadway.
He finally received payment for what he claimed.
George E. Willis, tin ware manufacturer, put up a building on these premises,
Mystic——Miss Sally Blanchard, a sister of Miss Polly Blanchard, being received into Baptist fellowship in this way.
In 1840, the church organizations existing in Medford were the First Congregational, now known as the Unitarian Church, the Secondscontinued—resumed in 1842.
Among the little band, still holding their weekly gatherings at the home on High street, in 1840, was Moses Parsons, a man then of advanced age, a member of the Baptist Church in Marshfield, who, with others, was impres The light that shines brightest, shines farthest from home.
The Bible School, as we have shown, began its existence in 1840.
Its first superintendent was Robert L. Ells.
When in health he was always active in the work of the school, and his intle School mourned the loss of its gifted superintendent.
In the years that have intervened between the far-away time of 1840-41, and the present year of grace, 1903, many bright and beautiful lives have passed out from this church, and many more h<
other heroes of our early history, with what he esteemed the mock military heroes of the war with England.
It is a pessimistic poem, so deeply marked with the bias of the time in which it was written, that in the edition of his poems published in 1840, he says, in a foot-note: Both the text and the notes of this poem occasionally show the warmth of political feeling, and the strength of party prejudice of the time when it was written.
Both text and notes are allowed to remain as memorials of t wholly destroyed by fire.
What remains has no resemblance to the original.
Deacon Nathan Adams, Jr., had a milk farm further south, and his buildings stood about half way up Winter Hill.
This dwelling was the last house in Medford until about 1840.
A Package of old letters.
Extracts from letters written by Simon Tufts
Son of Dr. Simon Tufts, Jr., and Lucy, daughter of Gov. Joseph Dudley, born April 7, 1750.
Left home about 1775 to seek his fortune in the East. to Benjamin Hall,