for increased school accommodation and for a meeting-place or social center.
So for this latter was the subscription list and funds the historian and committee mention, and we are told the new school building was for a little time thus used.
In 1852 the West Medford Lyceum and Library Association was incorporated, and continued operative until 1871, and may have had its earlier meetings in the school hall, or until the building known as Mystic hall was erected in 1852.
This was done by Mr.1852.
This was done by Mr. T. P. Smith, who was alluded to by Mr. Caldwell in his minority report.
Mr. Smith had purchased the almshouse just vacated by the town, thus adding the old town farm to his extensive domain, which stretched away to the river and on which was the large house in which he lived.
(See Register, Vol.
XI, No. 3, frontispiece, for this and Mystic hall.)
Upon the completion of this structure it became the social center for such public gatherings as the West End had, with those of the Lyceum Assoc