f but one other we speak, the Brooks Schoolhouse, 1851, a wood engraving by Kilborn & Mallory, which must have been made from the architect's drawings.
Whatever the schoolhouses of Medford were in years before, there was some architecture in this, made possible by the gifts of interested citizens of West Medford.
This has been reproduced in the Register of July, 1916, with its authentic story.
An enlargement of it hangs in the principal's room in the present Brooks school building.
In 1854 the Mystic Hall Seminary at West Medford was opened.
This was a private boarding school for young ladies, Mrs. T. P. Smith, preceptress.
After four years, she removed it to Washington, D. C. It was housed in three substantial buildings, two of which remain today.
Strange to say, no mention of it was made by either historian.
From its year-book two views of the seminary buildings have been reproduced in the Register, Vol.
XI, No. 3, and illustrate the story of the famous school written (a
house, but later on High street where is now St. Joseph's rectory.
In reading his Reminiscences and these following notes it will be seen that he was at home on old High street, and his observations and descriptions the very best.
It was to our regret that his likeness did not appear among the Octogenarians with the old Highschool house at that time, as we had intended.
It is now seven years since he passed away from his home in New Bedford, Mass., where he took up the practice of law in 1854.
Though he had not been in Medford for many years, he retained pleasant memories of his boyhood home, and was a subscriber to the Register.
Turn to Vol.
XIII, p. 93, and note his story of the sham fight and later artillery practice (where is now the Fellsway) which explained the finding of cannon balls on the hillslope above.
On p. 45, Vol.
XIX, is his likeness, which appeared in the New Bedford paper at his passing away at the age of nearly eighty-six years.
We put off our intend