tention, and the more because of its elevated position.
After eighteen years of use, the town decided on a larger structure and secured the present admirable location on High street. In 1869 this second house and land was sold for $I,200 to Edward Kakas, who had it converted into a dwelling-house.
The cupola and the four corner turrets were removed and the exterior refinished.
The entrance porch forms a bay-window, and the roof is slightly elevated at the eaves.
The vertical siding was cov This building is now the residence of George H. Remele.
For some years its arched cupola found a resting-place on the ledge next Hastings lane.
Till very recently one (or two) of the tall turrets have stood on the hill slope in the rear of Mrs. Kakas' residence, and within a few months the writer has seen and examined the remains of one.
They were octagonal, two feet in diameter, were of open construction, and each corner was of pine timber four by six inches in size.
Their pagoda roofs
in business, was moved to Washington street and then to Tremont street, where it was known as Edward Kakas & Sons.
Before coming to Medford to live, in 1858, Mr. Kakas lived in Brookline.
His firsMr. Kakas lived in Brookline.
His first home here was on Prescott street; from there he moved to Allston street, and in 1862 or 1863 he bought the property on Irving street, which was his home until his death.
Here he indulged his love for gardening and cultivated rare flowers.
Mr. Kakas became a naturalized citizen in 1886, when, wishing to visit his native land, he found that, having left it as a political refugee, he could not safely return except as a citizen of his adopted country.
Mr. Kakas died September 18, 1904.
His wife, three sons and two daughters survive him. He was a life member of the Massachusetts Horticof the name was Kokesch Edouard, the surname being placed first.
After coming to this country Mr. Kakas changed the order and spelling of his name to correspond to the English form and pronunciation