s query by the following quotation from an historical address of the Rev. James T. McCullom, on the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the second church in Medford.
On the first two Sabbaths, the meeting was held in the upper story of Mr. Francis' bake-house, the building now occupied by Mr. Lauriat as a manufactory.
After this, a hall was fitted up in the Medford House, where religious services were held till the completion of the church building.
The above is sent us by an intertably that earlier of Hezekiah Blanchard, and then and later, the Medford House.
To those who forsook the stately meeting-house up old High street, and turned into the lane (now Ashland street) and climbed the stairs to the second floor of Mr. Francis' bake-house that summer day, the contrast must have been great.
Perhaps it was too great, as only two Sabbaths were spent there, and better quarters secured.
Again this quotation tells us where.
Mr. Cummings in his excellent paper only says