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 pump, if in working order, leans towards the tall barber's pole between the lofty sycamores before the Dr. Tufts house.
Two white canvas-topped wagons are in the square, and several groups of people, most of these, with all the horses