Various maps prepared by the city engineers, showing the water and sewer systems, have been included in the printed city reports.
The latest we notice is that of Engineer Charnock, January I, 1916.
This shows the ward and precinct lines, and such streets in Maiden, Somerville and Arlington as cross or are near boundaries.
Judge Wait alluded to twenty-two plans of various localities in Medford that were recorded in Middlesex (South) Registry between 1827 and 1855. One of these (August, 1850) in Plan Book 5, p. 8, he styles very interesting.
It is called Land of Brooks, at West Medford.
See Register, Vol.
I, p. 126.. It shows the entire tract between High street, the B. & L. R. R. and the river, with the Middlesex canal and its lock, aqueduct and tavern.
Practically the same layout is shown on the Walling map of 1855, but without the names of streets, though the names of Gorham and Lake parks are given.
This plan was made in the last days of the canal's operation, whic