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Neighborhood Sketch no. 7. Winter Hill By Harriet A. Adams. commencing with Joseph Adams, farmer, on the righthand side, facing down at the top of Winter Hill, was the old Adams house, sometimWinter Hill, was the old Adams house, sometimes called the Magoun house. In 1840, and for many years afterwards, the nearest house was that of Abby and Edmund Tufts, on the lower corner of Broadway and Central street. Mr. Tufts was a printer,y of Somerville. The next house, that of Chester Adams, was afterward moved to the foot of Winter Hill. Mr. Adams drove down to the bank in Charlestown every morning. There was no regular publicess was abandoned. The next house was the Adams house, built for the son of Joseph Adams, of Winter Hill. This house is more than a hundred years old, and to it the Lady Superior and thirty scholar, occupied afterwards by a family named Cutter. On the left-hand side coming from the top of Winter Hill was the Everett house, where Governor Everett resided for a while; this house is on the corne
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, John S. Edgerly: and his home on Winter Hill (search)
John S. Edgerly: and his home on Winter Hill By Helen M. Despeaux I have seen published many memories of Somerville events so far from correct, I am the more willing to tell what I know to be true of my father's life. When the semi-centennial of Somerville was celebrated in 1892, it seemed to me that the mention of the first settlers of the place was far less than that of those who followed in the city's ranks. Having occasion to write to the late John S. Hayes about that time, I mentioned the fact to him, and in his reply he said: It has fallen to me to write a History of Somerville, and it is my full intention to put conspicuously to the front the men who made the city possible by their great interest in the town. Mr. Hayes was taken ill, and unable to carry out the task assigned him. We can forgive him our part in it, as he gave in the twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Somerville Public Library such a laudatory notice of my brother Edward Everett Edgerly, whose portrait han
his occasion, 35 girls and 26 boys. October 13, the school at Winter Hill, under Miss Julia Remington, was closed. Owing to unfavorable w23, 1820, a communication was received from Mrs. Sarah Adams (of Winter Hill), and was placed on file. This was probably a petition for a pted that Nathan Tufts attend to the care of the female school at Winter Hill and the school at Milk Row; that Samuel Teel have charge of the tober 31, Messrs. Turner and Nathan Tufts examined the school at Winter Hill, taught by Miss Hobbs. The number present was 41 out of a totalroad cannot attend school. The number of scholars living on the Winter Hill road who will be accommodated by the erection of a new schoolhouoy a schoolmistress for the accommodation of those living on the Winter Hill road, and the rent of a room for this purpose has been about $25ion of the inhabitants living from Mr. Joseph Adams', Senior, on Winter Hill down to Richard's tavern at the Neck. April 14, Messrs. Parker,
Jackson of the trustees have charge of the Milk Row and Winter Hill schools; that Miss Charlotte Wayne be employed at the fo, was found in rather a languishing condition. No. 6 at Winter hill, under Miss Whipple, was found in a state of improvementthat Miss Whipple be permitted to continue the school at Winter Hill two weeks longer. Voted that the winter schools outsiowered to procure wood for the school at the Neck and at Winter Hill, and that Mr. Kelley perform a like duty for the other o 4, thirty-eight for ward 5, and sixty-seven for ward 6 (Winter Hill). The teachers of these schools received for services asis the opinion of your committee that the schoolhouse at Winter Hill may be made convenient and comfortable by merely placing houses. Miss Susan Ann Warren began the summer term at Winter Hill June 4; the next week Miss Gardner at No. 5, and Miss Aengaged for the Milk Row school, and Joel Pierce for the Winter Hill road. The former was relieved February 5, 1828, on acco
n for this year the fact that the school districts were re-numbered, that at Winter Hill being known henceforth as No. 4, that at Milk Row as No. 5, the one in the A. Russell, Jr., for the West Cambridge Road school; William Sawyer, Jr., for Winter Hill; and Henry C. Allen, of Bridgewater, for Milk Row. All Were to begin the firoved, and appeared well at the examination. Captain Tenney examined No. 4 (Winter Hill). Thirty-five were present out of the fifty-two enrolled. The captain did nlk Row; Ebenezer Smith, Jr., for tile Gardner district; and Moses W. Walker, Winter Hill. Before the end of the term, Mr. Smith had been succeeded by L. W. Stanton, and George W. Brown had charge for two months at Winter Hill. The schools at No. 4 and No. 5 are now allowed to be kept through the entire year. Messrs. Runey andat Milk Row, who was to receive $16 per month; Miss Abby Mead, of Woburn, at Winter Hill; Miss Whittemore, for the Russell district; and Miss Mary W. Jeffurds, for t
to find they have been able to meet the wishes of the inhabitants of the several districts by the reappointment to every school of the former highly acceptable and competent teachers. These are: I. N. Sherman, at Milk Row; Miss Abba Mead, at Winter Hill; Manda (Miranda) Whittemore, at the Russell, and Mary W. Jeffurds at the Gardner districts. Miss Jeffurds is allowed to keep some private scholars not exceeding six, and to receive compensation there from. Messrs. Runey and Hawkins are empowered to attend to the schools outside the Neck, the same as last year. They engage for the winter term Miles Gardner, for the Gardner school; Elliot Valentine, for Winter Hill; and Joseph S. Hastings, for the Russell district. In September Mr. Walker resigned at the Neck, to go to the Hawes school, South Boston, and Amos P. Baker was elected to succeed him. The death of Mr. Baker was reported December 20, and Aaron D. Capen was placed over this school. Through Amos Tufts and David Devens,
ented a practically treeless hill. Early pictures of it show the lines of stone wall which divided the farms, and few or no trees. The last of the walnuts, which gave the name to the hill originally, were cut down by the soldiers encamped on Winter Hill for their log huts and back-logs. Aaron B. Magoun gave to the college in its first year a tree for every student from his nursery on Winter Hill. Otis Curtis, one of the trustees, superintended the planting of most of the trees on the hill, Winter Hill. Otis Curtis, one of the trustees, superintended the planting of most of the trees on the hill, and set out the row of willows on College avenue, towards Medford. Ladies of the Universalist societies in the vicinity of Boston used to have planting bees, with a public celebration and the planting of trees, from time to time. The row of elms set in front of the house of the first president are still standing, though the house has been moved away. Of the tract formerly known as Polly Swamp, a small piece, half an acre or less, remains on Albion street. A few oaks and some underbrush mak
Historic leaves, volume 5, April, 1906 - January, 1907, Charlestown schools after 1825 (Continued.) (search)
ed to Messrs. Forster, Underwood, and Sanborn, who are to ascertain the number of children at Winter Hill. This committee reported in favor of a school on the top of this hill, on certain conditions Estimates were received from various persons on the cost of altering the school buildings in Winter Hill, Prospect Hill, and Milk Row districts, according to the last annual report. The contract waommodation of the primary school. The cumbrous desks have been removed from the Milk Row and Winter Hill schoolhouses, and these have been fitted up for the better accommodation of the primaries. Arimary schools within the peninsula, those outside were numbered as follows:— No. 17—Lower Winter Hill primary. No. 18—Upper Winter Hill primary. No. 19—Prospect Hill primary. No. 20—MilkWinter Hill primary. No. 19—Prospect Hill primary. No. 20—Milk Row primary. The number of scholars enrolled at these schools was 26, 26, 40, 56; the average attendance, 21, 23, 38, and 38, respectively. Throughout the grammar schools on the peninsula
Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908,
Union Square
and its neighborhood about the year 1846. (search)
Union Square and its neighborhood about the year 1846. By Charles D. Elliot. I first knew Union square in 1846, at which time it was called Sand Pit square, a name said to have been given it, facetiously or otherwise, by some of the gentlefolk of Winter Hill. the name, though not euphonious, was appropriate, as its western side bordered sand lands that for years supplied the neighboring brick yards, as well as cities, with the best of silica. In shape it was not a square, for it was wide at its easterly and westerly ends, and narrow at its centre, so that, considering that for years sand was passing through it, it might with propriety have been christened the Hour Glass. Later on a flagstaff was erected in it, and from that time till the Civil War it was known as Liberty Pole square. When the war began it became a recruiting centre and took its present name of Union square. In confining my recollections to about the year 1846, I am obliged to leave out many prominent peop
Report of the Committee on Necrology. [continued from page 24.] Isaac Brooks Kendall was a well-known resident of Winter Hill, for the house in which he lived (338 Broadway) was built by his father in the fifties of the last century. Mr. Kendall was descended on his father's side from Francis Kendall, the first of the name in America, who, born in England, settled in Woburn in 1640, and became a large land and mill owner, as well as for eighteen years Selectman. The grandparents of Mr. Kendall were Isaac (died July, 1833) and Lucy (Sables) Kendall, of Woburn. They were the parents of Isaac, Jr., born in Woburn April 23, 1806, died in Somerville June 27, 1894. Isaac, Jr., married at Charlestown, May 1, 1833, Nancy, daughter of Seth Bradford, of Medford, where she was born March 8, 1805. She had been brought up by Mrs. Kendall Bailey, of Charlestown, and had as a stepmother a sister of her husband's mother. Mrs. Nancy (Bradford) Kendall was a lineal descendant of Govern
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