of Gorham Brooks give us the oldest and most realistic portrayal; the latter is made more so by the slave-wall in front and the distant view of the old wood-burner engine and cars on the railroad, then not very old. The Edward Brooks (Peter Chardon Brooks, 1802) residence is another.
Of this fine estate scarce a vestige now remains, but the view is an excellent one.
The view of Walnut-tree hill was also by Rawson and made from Broadway in Somerville.
But two buildings, Ballou hall and Packard hall, crown its summit, and one dwelling at the end of Professors row, for the college had but just been instituted.
Beyond are the hills and spires of Malden, which then included Everett, and nearer, the winding Mystic with its broad marshes, and still nearer, Main street, with a little of the slope of Winter hill.
Just where the station now stands is a railroad train, the cars very small as compared with the engine.
The encircling avenue around the college buildings is well bordered