the nineteenth century.
Playstead road is self-evident, as it borders the playground.
Chandler road, because of Frank E. Chandler's ownership, and Woods Edge road is on the edge of the wooded hill.
Laurel and Vernon are probably fanciful, as also Boylston terrace.
Smith's and Hastings' lane and Whittle road were proprietary.
Rock hill is also very truly named, and High street reaches its highest point near by.
At the West End one looks in vain for Gorham and Lake parks as shown on Walling's map of Medford, or some streets of old recorded plans.
One of these, Winthrop, became Sharon by the town's acceptance.
Medford already had a Winthrop street and several names were suggested for this new one, but that of their old home town, suggested by the Morse brothers, whose new home adjoined it, found most favor.
Myrtle could not be duplicated, and E. W. Metcalf, an abutter and petitioner, suggested Jerome, in honor of Jerome Bonaparte Judkins, one of the land developers of 1870.
ve of publicity or wide-awakeness.
Appropriate in its way, for the town or hamlet not shown on some map must be small indeed.
Our caption, however, must be taken literally.
In the early days of the Medford Historical Society, President Wait prepared and read a valuable paper on Maps of Medford (Register, Vol.
I, p. I 19) in which are reproductions, necessarily small, of six maps showing Medford's area as a whole or in part.
The latest Medford map thus alluded to was that of 1855, by H. F. Walling, and to this is a half page devoted in Brooks' history of the same year, which says, The map is accompanied by eleven other maps or sections, on a scale of two hundred feet to an inch, on sheets of twenty-six to thirtynine inches, and all bound together in an atlas.
Diligent inquiry fails to discover such atlas, or any one that has memory of it.
As both history and map were published at nearly the same time and by separate interest, it is probable that the reference to eleven section