uarters of Colonel John Stark of the New Hampshire Regiment, in the year 1775, and is supposed to have been the house in which he was chosen colonel of the regiment by a hand vote.
(Prior to 1754 this house was in the Town of Charlestown.)
The Mystic house.
This house is now standing on Main street, and in late years was a part of the Mystic Trotting Park estate.
It was built about the year 1847 by Mr. George E. Adams, who at that time owned and improved the Adams farm, and was used until the establishment of Mystic Trotting Park as a private dwelling.
It cannot properly be classed among the taverns of Medford, although the Park proprietors were licensed as innholders.
In the year 1758, Mr. Thomas Seccomb sold the estate upon which the City Hall stands to Mr. Israel Mead. Mr. Mead was licensed as an innholder from the year 1759 to the year 1762, both inclusive, and no doubt kept his tavern in the building then standing on the premises.
[To be Continued.]