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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
e occasion for it. These conditions were accepted by a Committee of the Parish. The amount paid by the College is stated at £ 213 6 8. If this was exactly one seventh part of the charge, the whole cost of the new house was £ 1,493 6 8, and the sum payable by the Parish was £ 1,280. A large portion of this amount was subscribed by individuals, as appears by a Ms. in the Library of Harvard College, entitled, List of the number of subscribers and sums subscribed for building the N. Meeting house in Cambridge. Saml. Kent,£ 13.12.0 Nathl. Kidder,13.12.0 Peter Tufts,14.2.0 Isaac Watson,9.6.8 Saml. Whittemore,12.0.0 Jacob Watson,7.0.0 John Wyeth,10.0.0 Peleg Stearns,13.6.8 John Warland,7.6.8 Isaac Bradish,8.0.0 Wm. Manning,10.13.4 John Winthrop,21.11.7 Judah Monis,13.6.8 Ebenr. Fessenden,11.6.8 Richd. Champney,8.0.0 Eb. Stedman,17.8.0 Z. Boardman,9.6.8 Edm. Trowbridge,20.0.0 Edwd. Ruggles,6.13.4 Saml. Danforth,14.5.0 Saml. Sparhawk,13.6.8 W. Brattle,26.0.0 Edw
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Meeting-house brook and the second Meeting-house. (search)
Meeting-house brook and the second Meeting-house. by F. H. C. Woolley. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, April 18, 1904.] I. Meeting house brook. THERE'S a little valley you reach going westward as High street curves and dips beyond Winthrop square. Just before it goes up Marm Simonds' hill the road passes over a brook—the brook of all the brooks of Medford. Did you ever stand here on a June morning and look across the meadow to the north and watch this brook come sparkling from out the distant foliage like a silver line through billowy grasses and nodding daisy blossoms? And turning to look southward follow its course through the marshes and to the river; then you notice on a near-by tree a tablet that marks the site of the second meeting-house. You may have passed this spot many times in the modern electric car, but only by the old-fashioned way of walking and loitering along here will a picture of the early years of Medford's history present itself. You wi
e latter loosing all their furniture. North Side.--Two boiler shops, Cameron & Co. Dwelling house of James Artope. Dwelling house of Henry Smyser. Dwelling house of A. R. Tavei. Dwelling houshouse of Henry Smyser. Dwelling house of A. R. Tavei. Dwelling house of John Torrent. Dwelling house of T. J. Cumming. East. Bay--East Side--Two and a half story wooden building, trust estate of Thos. Garraty; occupant, Thos. Whiley, tailor. Three story woodehouse of A. R. Tavei. Dwelling house of John Torrent. Dwelling house of T. J. Cumming. East. Bay--East Side--Two and a half story wooden building, trust estate of Thos. Garraty; occupant, Thos. Whiley, tailor. Three story wooden dwelling, owned by N. Benoist, occupied by John S. Bird. A two story wooden dwelling, owned by James M. Stocker, occupied by Henry Smyser. Two story wooden house, owned by estate of Wm. Patton, ohouse of John Torrent. Dwelling house of T. J. Cumming. East. Bay--East Side--Two and a half story wooden building, trust estate of Thos. Garraty; occupant, Thos. Whiley, tailor. Three story wooden dwelling, owned by N. Benoist, occupied by John S. Bird. A two story wooden dwelling, owned by James M. Stocker, occupied by Henry Smyser. Two story wooden house, owned by estate of Wm. Patton, occupied by Carl M. Heissenbuttel. Three story mansion of Dr. Pritchard; entirely consumed; partially insured. McCabe & Hanckel's State Cotton Press. Value of building and machinery $90,000. At the house of T. J. Cumming. East. Bay--East Side--Two and a half story wooden building, trust estate of Thos. Garraty; occupant, Thos. Whiley, tailor. Three story wooden dwelling, owned by N. Benoist, occupied by John S. Bird. A two story wooden dwelling, owned by James M. Stocker, occupied by Henry Smyser. Two story wooden house, owned by estate of Wm. Patton, occupied by Carl M. Heissenbuttel. Three story mansion of Dr. Pritchard; entirely consumed; partially insured. McCabe & Hanckel's State Cotton Press. Value of building and machinery $90,000. At the time of conflagration there was 300,000 pounds of Sea Island cotton in the seed, worth about $15,000, and belonging to Edisto and John's Island planters. No insurance on the cotton. Cotton Press in