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Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), List of illustrations. (search)
List of illustrations. Shepard Memorial Church . . Frontispiece. Cragie House. (from The Boston picture Book), 29 Elmwood (from The Boston picture Book ) . .35 The First Church . . . . . . . . . . . 44 The Old Parsonage of First Church .. 49 Rev. Dr. Holmes' House .. . . . . 53 The Harvard Gate (from Souvenir of the Hub), 86 Harvard College Views: John the Orangeman, College Buildings, etc. (from The Boston picture Book) . . ..... 90 Gore Hall (Harvard Library) ... .. 94 Appleton Chapel ........... 97 Memorial Hall (from Souvenir of the Hub) . 101 Interior of Memorial Hall ........ 105 Dining rooms, Memorial Hall ..... . 109 The grave of Agassiz (from the Cambridge Tribune), 124 Harvard Observatory . .. ...... 132 Fay house, home of Radcliffe College . . . 212 The Washington Elm (from The Boston picture Book). 215
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), The oldest road in Cambridge. (search)
the Charlestown Path, but later a tract was added to the north of it. The pales ran along a little north of where Gore Hall stands, and the ground outside of them we may think of as covered with forest consisting of oaks, pines and walnuts, as Dr. Holmes says, with a narrow wood-road finding its way among them. This road was first called The Charlestown Path, and was variously designated in deeds as The Highway from Watertown to Charlestown, The road that leads from Cambridge to Charlestown,have failed, for the tracks laid down for street-cars became useless after a few years' trial and their removal has now been ordered by the city government, so that the avenue may return to its dignified quiet, reminding us of the remark of Dr. Abiel Holmes, It is generally conceded that this town eminently combines the tranquillity of philosophic solitude with the choicest pleasures and advantages of refined society. This quotation reminds one of the valuable sketch of Cambridge by his son,
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Historic churches and homes of Cambridge. (search)
In Appleton's time Christ Church was built. Then, of course, he lost his Church-of-England parishioners. In 1792 Abiel Holmes began his long pastorate. During his time, in 1814, the college first held separate religious services. It was in DrDr. Holmes' pastorate that the important separation came, from which sprung the First Parish (Unitarian) Church. Unitarianism had begun, practically, in King's Chapel, Boston, under the teaching of Clark. The people there had given up the English litbut presently these were cast abroad on the four winds and took root far and near. As the new beliefs became manifest, Dr. Holmes showed his disapproval and was at last compelled by his parish to resign. With the majority of his church he withdrrner of Massachusetts avenue and Church street, was built. The remaining history of Shepard Church is briefly told. Dr. Holmes died in 1837. After him came Nehemiah Adams, and in 1835, Rev. John Albro, who remained thirty years. After his death