F. T. Stuart, sc.
sculped (i.e. engraved) the steel plate from which it was printed.
The elder Thatcher Magoun's residence, now the Public Library (which has been noted in the Register) is shown, and the same process was followed in it, as also in view of Medford square, which, as it is Medford's civic center, deserves special mention.
Its point of view is at the entrance of Salem street. As we look up High street today we see nothing that is in the picture save the three well-preserved Hall houses.
It is a typical New England village scene of the 50's.
The town-house is the dominant feature, its pillared portico elevated several steps above the sidewalk; at the street corner is the tall granite post, then known as Howe's folly, surmounted by an equally tall lamppost.
Signboards over the four side-doors show that stores were in the first story and more steps elevated.
A passenger has alighted from the stage-coach, a rider on horseback is at the water-trough, but the town
es, with fruit trees, flowers, etc., on the terraces.
Steps led up to more land on the crest and northward.
Built 17—. Mr. Hall was married 17—.
Here had been extensive excavations.
The Register says (17 Register, p. 27), it had been called the Pit (gravel pit). As Mr. Hall owned more to the east than Dr. Swan did, no doubt this expression Pit applied to Lot J, and in some degree to Lots K and L.
J—house of Benjamin Hall, Jr. (Dudley Hall). Built A. D. 1786.
Excavation here also, but tms.
The three other houses enumerated by Mr. Stetson still remain in excellent condition, the last being that of Captain Isaac Hall in 1775.
On that historic morning, glorious for America, there was a clatter of hoofs in the village street, and here Paul Revere made a brief stop and aroused Captain Hall.
Just inside the fence is a weather-worn block of Medford granite, on which is a bronze tablet stating the fact, placed there by the Sons of the Revolution in June, 1905.
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