they were hoisted out by the men on the surface the water was up to their necks.
The writer had not heard of the Brooks schoolhouse then, but very likely this is the place.
Reference has been made to the excess of expense above the town's appropriation.
In the immediately preceding years several new houses had been erected in the West End, notably those of Revs. John Pierpont and David Greene Haskins, the two Hastings, and two by D. N. Skillings.
Beside these were the Wood, Breed and Spaulding residences beyond the railway.
These were all large, well-built houses, which shame some of more modern construction.
Too large for present-day use by one family, they do not lend themselves well to the recent craze for two-flat houses.
These and the less pretentious ones of that period can readily be identified by careful observers.
With these came the call for increased school accommodation and for a meeting-place or social center.
So for this latter was the subscription list and fu
of 1895, took shape in the first meeting of those most vitally interested.
This occurred at the home of the late George F. Spaulding, on Monument street—a large, square, old-fashioned residence, with summer house and garden, and fence on every sid, that so many of the older ones so well remember; a house which passed as its owner passed.
Only memory remains.
Mr. Spaulding was strongly opposed to the proposition.
In his opinion the idea was too big to finance.
He believed it unwise to mem of financing the building proposition had been solved, and it was then that the Spaulding lot was settled upon.
Mr. Spaulding refused to sell the part of his estate directly upon the corner of Boston and Harvard avenues, requiring that the entrsonage, and oddly enough the parsonage was erected before the church.
The committee bought the parcel of land which Mr. Spaulding agreed to sell, and Lewis H. Lovering purchased from the society the two lots adjoining the parsonage lot on the east