Mr. Hathaway also built a large dwelling-house on the corner of Ashland and Chestnut streets, into which he moved with his family just before Christmas, 1851.
His school contained pupils from Medford and the surrounding towns; also from other parts of the United States, Mexico and the West India Islands.
He boarded mang his frail body.
The foundation of my early education is, in a measure, due to his intellectual influence.
I attended his school, with my brother, in the years 1851 and 2.
He always opened the school with devotional service, often supplemented with interesting talk on some moral subject.
He was many sided, and interested in former wrote to the latter that he was surprised that they should differ about building, one on sandy soil and the other upon rock.
After the tornado, in the year 1851, it was found that while Mr. Hathaway's house, being outside the path of the tornado, was not damaged, Mr. Haskins' house was entirely demolished; thereupon Mr. Ha
idewalk and no house, until one came suddenly upon the old Richardson, or perhaps Bradshaw, house, screened by lilacs, at the entrance of Hastings lane.
This, enlarged in ‘72, has but a few years since been moved around a little, and with its extensive repair has now a new lease of life, though perhaps one of the oldest houses in Medford.
Mystic street has been a favorite locality for clergymen.
On the highest elevation of High street the rector of Grace Church had his residence built in 1851, and just before, Rev. John Pierpont his, of brick, close by. Rev. Mr. Haskins' house was, while in construction, entirely demolished by the tornado, but was soon rebuilt.
In ‘70 it was owned and occupied by Nathan Bridge, a business man of Boston.
The terraced slopes below the house were noticeable, as well as the fruit trees thereon, and while the driveway thereto was from Mystic, there were entrance steps at the farthest corner from the sidewalk of High street.
From this point onward