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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 225 225 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 54 54 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 29 29 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 28 28 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.) 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) 11 11 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.) 10 10 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 9 9 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 9 9 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. 7 7 Browse Search
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In 1852, a charter was granted the Cambridge Water-Works, and in 1856, the corporation was authorized to take the water of Fresh Pond. Here our present water-works began. In 1861, the Cambridge Water-Works was empowered to buy out the Aqueduct Company, which it did, and the city of Cambridge in April, 1865, was permittted to buy and acquire the rights of both of these companies, which was done by vote of the city, and thus all the water-works in Cambridge became public property. In 1875, Cambridge was authorized to take the waters of Spy and Little Ponds, and Wellington Brook. Subsequently, all of these sources of supply were connected. Spy Pond afterwards was, however, condemned as a source of supply for domestic use, and no water was drawn from it for the use of Cambridge, but the waters of Wellington Brook and Little Pond helped furnish a supply for several years by being brought into Fresh Pond. As the city grew the demand for water increased, until these sources were
n honor of Mr. Edmund T. Dana, who had given the land for the site of the Athenaeum building. Later Mr. Dana, by a codicil to his will, left fifteen thousand dollars for the increase and support of the library; but the city lost this bequest through legal objections to the form in which it was expressed. In 1874 the library, for the use of which a fee of one dollar a year had been charged, was made free to the public; and in 1879 the name was changed to the Cambridge Public Library. In 1875 the library contained seven thousand volumes; in 1885 it had increased to eighteen thousand; and in 1895 to about fifty thousand. In 1887, when the need of enlarged accommodations had become urgent, Mr. Frederick H. Rindge generously offered to give the city a large tract of land on Broadway, and to erect thereon a public library building. The offer was gratefully accepted, and the building was completed in June, 1889. It contained a book-room, or stack, capable of holding eighty-five th
A few years after the erection of St. Mary's church in Cambridgeport, Father Dougherty saw the necessity of another church building to accommodate his rapidly increasing parishioners properly, and in 1873 he accordingly purchased the meeting-house at the corner of Mount Auburn and Holyoke streets, which had long been used by the Shepard Congregational society. After some alterations he opened it for worship during the same year, and gathered as its congregation about two thousand souls. In 1875 it was set off as a separate parish, with the Rev. William Orr as its resident pastor. Father Orr, assisted by two curates, Fathers Coan and Ryan, is still directing its affairs. He has added the property on Mount Auburn Street, known as the Gordon McKay estate, and erected a large school upon it. He contemplates within a short time placing also upon this site a commodious new church. This parish now numbers about four thousand. The New St. John's Parish, Rindge Avenue. The rapid i
with the most active intelligence; and so to cultivate a deep, enthusiastic, reasonable faith; the Cambridge school stands very high among the powers which bid us hope great things for the work which the servants of Christ will do for his glory and the salvation of the world in the years to come. St. John's Memorial Chapel was built in 1869, by Mr. Robert Means Mason. Lawrence Hall, completed in 1880, is the gift of Mr. Amos Adams Lawrence. Reed Hall, containing the library, was built in 1875, by the founder, Mr. Reed. Four years after, Mr. John Appleton Burnham built Burnham Hall, the refectory. In 1893 Winthrop Hall was built by friends of the school, and was named after the Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, who until his death was president of the board of trustees of the school. The Deanery was given to the school by Mrs. Gray, after the death of Dean Gray. The first dean was the Rev. Dr. John S. Stone, who served the school from 1867 to 1876. Dean Gray followed him, from 1876 to
d, served without a break until 1874: John C. Bullard was elected in 1875 to succeed John N. Meriam; Alvin F. Sortwell, elected in 1878 to suc Comparative statement by decades from 1855 to 1895. 1855.1865.1875.1885.1895. Population20,63729,11247,83859,66081,519 Valuation$15,4e popular and well-known brand of Welcome soap was established about 1875, but had been registered and copyrighted in 1874. In 1883 the firm to their plant, and constant additions were made until, in the year 1875, their old quarters being entirely inadequate to the handling of the. From time to time more reel ovens were added to the plant, and in 1875 a large brick building was erected on Green Street, the present siterially interfered with the use of gas, and the consumption, which in 1875 had been eighty-four million feet, fell to fifty-seven million feet o., manufacturers of tin cans, 442 Main Street, began business in 1875, and at present employ about twenty hands. They make a specialty of