days of the colony, and which was utilized in Boston's first Revolution, when the people rebelled against Andros and shut him up in the fort.
Near the fort was a large stone house, built by the Gibbs family, probably the largest and most pretentious, standing at that time in the colony.
At the foot of the eastern slope of the hill was the South Battery, or Sconce, where the present Rowe's Wharf is located.
Circling the base of the hill, inside the battery, was a walk from Milk street to Gibbs' lane (now Oliver street), called the Battery March, a favorrite walk for the townspeople.
On the other side of the hill were ropewalks, between Oliver street and Long lane (afterward Federal street).
Between Federal street and Summer street, were gardens and orchards, even as late as the last century.
At the foot of what is now Milk street was Oliver's dock.
It was in this vicinity, in 1765, that Lemuel Cox and his brother Jesse, bought a house and land of William Lowder.