In this view the words Public Library appear on the frieze of the portico, which indicates that the view was secured subsequent to 1875.
It is a matter of regret that no files of either the Medford journal or Medford Chronicle were preserved by their publishers, for to such we would naturally refer for information.
In the early seventies (probably ‘74) the younger Magoun had put the building in the most perfect repair and added the terrace and portico.
His father passed away on April 7, 1856, at the age of eighty years, leaving no will disposing of his estate of $800,000. His widow survived him until April 23, 1862, attaining seventy-eight years. Caleb Swan made note soon after of the same, saying-
She left no will and the property which was not divided after Mr. Magoun's death now all goes to the only two surviving children, Thatcher Magoun Jr. merchant of Boston and Medford and Mrs. Revd. Dr. Wm. Adams of New York.
The Mansion House of their father built by him about