plentiful supply of Blanchard's own manufacture.
On that part of the land adjoining the road and river was a grocery store and in the rear stood a small distillery.
Mr. Blanchard's last year as landlord was in the year 1800.
(He died in the year 1803.) He was succeeded by his son, Hezekiah Blanchard, junior.
Hezekiah, junior, died in the year 1818 and was succeeded by Messrs. Isaac W. Blanchard, Samuel Blanchard, and others.
The Blanchard heirs sold the estate in the year 1833 to Mr. Joseph James, who in company with Mr. Milton James, established a lumber yard on the premises.
A portion of the old tavern building was sold to Mr. Jacob Butters, who removed it to another location on Main street and fitted it up into a double dwelling house; it is now standing opposite the head of Mystic avenue and is numbered 133 and 135 Main street. The old tavern was the headquarters of the Medford and Boston Stage Coach, Samuel Blanchard, proprietor.
The Medford house.
This house stands