l taken by the Metropolitan Park Commission, in 1901.
Mr. Wait's dwelling house was next south of his shop.
He went into it in 1826.
After it was burned, he built the house now standing on the site.
The next building was occupied by William S. Barker grocer, and Leonard Johnson, dealer in grain and meal on the lower floor.
James Hyde, painter, occupied the second floor.
There were two long oat troughs at the side of the street for feeding horses.
The drivers could get gingerbread, crackers, cheese, and beer in the store while their horses were being refreshed by the roadside.
The building was rebuilt after the fire and stands today very much like the original in general outline.
Mr. Barker later removed to High street, just east of the old Orthodox Church.
In the rear of the Wait and Barker buildings were the dwelling and wheelwright shop of Elias Tufts, entered from a passageway now called Tufts place. His father had a large pottery there many years ago.
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