wn, suggested by the Morse brothers, whose new home adjoined it, found most favor.
Myrtle could not be duplicated, and E. W. Metcalf, an abutter and petitioner, suggested Jerome, in honor of Jerome Bonaparte Judkins, one of the land developers of 1870.
He was the grandfather of the young soldier, Medford's first loss in the present war. Mr. Judkins gave the names of Temple and Tontine, Lincoln and Sherman to those streets.
Holton street was laid out by Samuel S. Holton, Sr., to subdivide someis name.
As old Ship street had become Riverside avenue, a new name had to be found for the western one, which on acceptance became Arlington street. It is a long street, reaching nearly to Arlington line.
In a subdivision of the older plan in 1870 two new streets were called Linden and Hawthorn, both grafted into Myrtle.
As the latter was uprooted or transplanted as Jerome, so Linden got the name of a worthy resident, Fairfield.
Only Hawthorn remains, and that only on paper.
, while Lake was appropriate, as a miniature lake or pond was shown therein.
Conditions favored the same, as the writer has seen the springy ground there covered with flags and cat-tails.
In Plan Book 8, Plan 1, 1855, is the same territory (see Register, Vol.
I, p. 126), being the Fuller plan of Smith estate.
Here we must good naturedly differ a little with His Honor, who styles it the present laying out.
Fuller's plan was made in early '50s, but little or no use was made of it until 1870, when, on June 21, there was a land sale on the premises.
In 1865 the conduit of the Charlestown water works was built across this entire tract.
The Fuller plan (which omitted the parks and had a somewhat different arrangement of streets) was modified somewhat.
Two new plans were later made by Josiah Hovey covering the entire river border, or half the area of Brooklands, which name had been forgotten.
Then the county commissioners came and laid out Boston avenue, as they had previously do
and later organized churches of various orders in Medford, it is of interest that its brief history be preserved.
In 1865 Medford had a population of 4,839; in 1870, 5,717; it is safe to assume that in December, 1867, a little rising 5,000.
Its outlying villages were East Medford (now called Glenwood) and West Medford, the lasant with facts and writes from personal knowledge.
He has already (some years since) given in our pages an account of that occasion in a paper on West Medford in 1870.
The Union was a neighborhood affair which was expected in time to grow into a Protestant church of some order, or possibly a Union church, hence the appropriate bath gatherings made a good showing (for the capacity of the hall) and were a convenience for the older people and those not actively engaged in church work.
In 1870 some building operations commenced and new comers were in evidence.
A weekly paper in Medford began publication in December, and the following, clipped from its i