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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 304 304 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 99 99 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 50 50 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 48 48 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 41 41 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 25 25 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. 25 25 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 16 16 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 15 15 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 15 15 Browse Search
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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., The beginning of a New village. (search)
he front of that building in 1854. In May of 1870, several gentlemen purchased the socalled Smith just begun, called Bower street. This house in 1870 was occupied by an elderly merchant, Henry T. Wet, Boston avenue and Harvard avenue was not in 1870 a part of the Smith estate purchase, nor the sqa picture of this broad tract as it appeared in 1870, bounded by the encircling river, the straight t say, but the canal's lands and tavern were in 1870 a part of that purchased of the trustees of thears. The land company built two other houses in 1870. Joseph Cheney had moved into the first one whjustment of plumbing fixtures not dreamed of in 1870. Meanwhile other Mystic Valley towns were havi(first called River street) were public ways in 1870. The others have been accepted as such on petihouse has its telephone. The treeless plain of 1870 now has its shaded streets and well-kept dwelli for the children. On that desolate tract of 1870 stand four churches and there has been another.[10 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28.,
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bell to use in their demonstrations, one of which was here in Medford. It chanced to be the same weight and tone as that destroyed in the fire, and at the close of the campaign was purchased and placed in the new church tower on High street. In 1870, the town procured its second clock, also placed there. The bell still has this inscription, Massachusetts for the Union, the Constitution and the Enforcement of the Laws which meant then to include the Fugitive Slave Law. The words Bell and Eveways mentioned it in their report—generally, The town pump is in working order. Medford square once had a double acting one, i. e., two pumps side by side operated by a swinging lever, and the Medford boy who could work it was some boy. But in 1870 came the Spot pond water, and soon after, exit the town pump. But in the more recent days, the big iron vase and the stone watering trough that succeeded it have gone too, and the horses that used to use them, likewise gone. I don't remember e
Changes along High street. We have received favorable comment on our recent illustration of the Old Square and hope soon to present one of much contrast—of the new square of today. In Vol. XVIII was a description of High Street in 1870, which noted its residential character and the comparatively little change at the time of writing, in 1915. That article incited a long-absent Medford native to furnish some interesting data (Register, Vol. XVI, p. 47), and the queries he made were answered by Mr. Hooper in Vol. XVIII, No. 2. As a matter of history we note now even more recent changes. A dozen or more excellent residences have been erected on Traincroft, the new avenue between Winthrop square and Powderhouse road, but as yet none on the sites of the Watson or Train houses. The J. W. Tufts residence was a year ago transformed into the Church of Christ, Scientist. The large double dwelling next Winthrop street has in its rear the Pitman Academy, while recently a diminutive
ne of its door-stones has for many years laid at the basement side-door entrance of 279 High street (site of the first meetinghouse), residence of Robert J. Long. Among notes regarding the meetinghouses, collected by Mr. L. L. Dame, and furnished by Mrs. Ruth (Dame) Coolidge, is the following, which confirms the story we have previously heard:— Chocorua, N. H., July 12, 1898. . . . I have always understood that the semi-circular stone step at the side door of my house is the original step at entrance of the early Second Church. Old Mr. Noah Johnson, who knew the locality well, often spoke of it. [Signed] M. G. Hillman. Mr. Hillman formerly lived at 279 High street. Mr. Johnson's home was backward at end of High street court, now that of Frederic Whitman. In 1870 Mr. Johnson's son-in-law, Milton F. Roberts (recently deceased), erected his dwelling at the corner of High street and court, the only new one between the brook and Woburn street in over a half century
Herbert Newton Ackerman. Mr. Ackerman was the seventh president of the Medford Historical Society and an interested worker. In the early morning of September 24, 1925, he passed quietly away from us. Born in New Haven, Conn., May 19, 1853, he came in early life with his parents to Medford, his grandfather being one of the old Medford granite workers. His education was in the Medford schools. He graduated from the High School in 1870, then in one of the adjoining buildings, now the Centre School. He was president of the High School Association, formed soon after, which published the School History, by Principal Cummings. After a course in Bryant & Stratton business college he was in the accounting department of the Boston & Lowell R. R., and for thirty-eight years with the American Board of Foreign Missions. His was the particular duty of shipment of supplies to distant missionaries. He served our city faithfully on its School Board for several years. In his earl