Here we must good naturedly differ a little with His Honor, who styles it the present laying out.
Fuller's plan was made in early '50s, but little or no use was made of it until 1870, when, on June 21, there was a land sale on the premises.
In 1865 the conduit of the Charlestown water works was built across this entire tract.
The Fuller plan (which omitted the parks and had a somewhat different arrangement of streets) was modified somewhat.
Two new plans were later made by Josiah Hovey covering the entire river border, or half the area of Brooklands, which name had been forgotten.
Then the county commissioners came and laid out Boston avenue, as they had previously done with Harvard avenue. Therein lies an explanation of the hopeless tangle of lines intersected by the fifth and sixth circles on the plan formerly alluded to. But the subdivision did not end with these, as conveyancers find sometimes to their dismay, for numerous other smaller plans are duly recorded, but