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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., At Medford's old civic Center (continued). (search)
I think then, as a young school girl, what interesting facts concerning this place were to come to me in later years. (Register, Vol. XVI, p. 18.) One house on the other side of the river we will give a little notice. The George L. Stearns house on the east side of Walnut-tree hill was, previous to 1827, the residence of James Hall. It was bought by Capt. John King who, about 1840, sold the place to Mr. Rae, whose daughter was a pupil at Miss Bradbury's private school. Mr. King's family moved to Touro avenue, and in this house, now standing, lived many years. There his daughter, Harriet Winslow King, was born, who married Dudley Cotton Hall. Mr. Rae sold his property to his son, who in turn sold it to George L. Stearns. This latter owner developed it into a fine place, and it has been known as the Evergreens in recent years. Through its hospitable doors have passed many distinguished people, and we may count it as a place of high thinking. (Register, Vol. XVI, p. 2 I).