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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., An eighteenth century enterprise. (search)
The Selectmen being appointed a Committee at April meeting for the purpose of naming the Streets report the following—that the road leading from the Town pump west to Charlestown line be called High St. from the Town pump east to Malden line, Salem St. from Town pump South to foot of Winter hill, Main St—from Hotel west to where the road leaves the river, South St & and from there over the Canal to Charlestown line, Spring St. from Main St. to Charlestown line on the road to Lechmere point Court Street from Main St. near Nathan Adams' house to Charlestown line leading to Harvard College, Cambridge St. from Benjamin Tufts corner to Stoneham line Mountain St. from Ship St. to Salem St. by the new burying ground—Cross St. from Furness Corner to Woburn line, Purchase St—from High St. by Jona Brooks the old road to Purchase St. Woburn St—from high St. near Canal bridge by P. C. Brooks' to Symmes' Corner, Grove St. John Howe, Chairman. Voted that said report be accepted and rec
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Some old Medford houses and estates. (search)
s farm. The westerly boundary of Mr. Oakes' farm was at Cross street. Prior to the laying out of Cross street, the way from Meadford to Blanchard's led across the Salem street common to the landing, known as Noman's-friend landing, which is on the river at the southerly end of Cross street. In the year 1710 there was a parcel of quare. On an undated map, supposed to have been made about the year 1633 (see Med-ford Historical Register, Vol. I, No. 4, Page 121), the way from Mistick ford to Salem is indicated by two dotted parallel lines, and the farm house of Mr. Cradock is located between the way and the river. The word Meadford appears in close proximit fitting location could Mr. Cradock's agent have selected than the one shown on the maps above mentioned, close to the river and the ford, on the direct route from Salem to Charlestown? In 1637-8, his agent built a bridge across Mistick river near his residence, as his business in that vicinity required better facilities than coul