the eastern chimney being a little out of place, (probably the fault of the delineator) the view is an excellent one, and valuable as evidence of the original building.
Thirty years later Usher's history gives a line-cut (p. 303) from a different and nearer point of view, showing the present terrace and portico, with the statuary and vases upon the pedestals of the balustrade.
One of the vases and the eastern chimney are hidden by the big elm, and no photographer's name appears, but one Copeland was delineator.
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 passe