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as The way to the Wears. The River road (a part of Riverside avenue) was referred to in a deed dated 1657 as The common Highway leading from the Mansion House (Wellington) unto Charlestown Commons and Meadford House. It may, therefore, be confidently asserted that Salem and Main streets, and a portion of South street, were amoly across the boundary line between Medford and Charlestown (that part of Charlestown being afterwards set off to Malden) to Wilson's point, known in our day as Wellington. That part of Riverside avenue between River street and Cross street was laid out in the year 1746, in order to make a convenient way to the tide mill. Tha tenant of Mr. Collins (possibly of Mr. Cradock also), and no doubt occupied the lands upon the borders of the brook. There was a landing at Wilson's point (Wellington) on Three Mile brook (Malden river). There is also a landing spoken of in ancient deeds that cannot be accurately located. The indications are, however, that i
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Report of the School Committee, March, 1836. (search)
from 4 to 8 East73 South54 West62The ages of the scholars are in the Grammar Schools from 8 to 12 Symmes neighborhood20The ages of the scholars are in the High School from 12 upwards Grammar Schools. East65 Centre62 High School55 — Total431 The Board are happy to observe that the government of the Schools is strict, though it appears to be maintained, by the carefulness of the Instructors, with little or no severity. During the year but two cases of discipline occurred which required the intervention of the Committee. In one instance the refractory scholar, after proper admonition, submitted to authority and returned to his duty. The other offender, yet remaining self-willed and obstinate, is excluded from his school as a solemn warning to others of the miserable consequences of an undutiful and disobedient spirit. All which is respectfully submitted. School Committee. G. James, M. James, C. Stetson, H. A. Smith, John C. Magoun, John P. Clisby, James Wellington
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., An eighteenth century enterprise. (search)
than Porter. This store was well known for miles around, and our elders tell of the line of teams, extending up High street and down Salem street for several rods, with steaming oxen waiting for their turn to be relieved of the loads brought from up above, and down Cape Ann way, to be exchanged for West India goods (pronounced West Ingie) from the store. Ship street ended at the red gate, which was the entrance to Wellington Farms, which were owned and tilled by the brothers Isaac and James Wellington, their fertile acres unbroken by street or railroad. South street, after being extended to Medford Hillside, is now back within its original limits, from Main street, at the hotel, to where the road leaves the river. Spring street, crossing the canal, is Winthrop street. Summer street (formerly Middlesex) and West street approximately mark the course of Middlesex canal in this section. Nathan Adams occupied a house where the Mystic House stands, and Harvard street was Cambridge stree
ce of Joseph Tufts, Albion place, Charlestown. Adams street is named for the Adams family of Quincy, who at one time owned the land in which the street is now situated. This land was devised to Mrs. Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, President of the United States, by her father, William Smith. Buzzell's lane, so called, takes its name from John Buzzell & Son, who made bricks in the yard now occupied by Mr. John S. Maxwell, between College avenue and Main street. Bradbury avenue, Wellington, was named for Captain Wymond Bradbury, who was one of the owners of the farm, subsequently the property of the Wellington family. When Captain Bradbury owned the land it was situated in Malden. (Annexed to Medford, 1817.) [To be continued.] Rev. Elijah Horr, D. D. The earthly life of Rev. Elijah Horr, acting pastor of the Mystic Congregational Church, terminated at his home in Malden, February 14, 1904. His decease was a shock to his people, and a deep grief to the large c
John Angier,5 David Kimball,5 Thatcher Magoun, Jr.,5 Henry Porter,5 Joseph Manning, Jr.,5 George W. Porter,5 George L. Stearns5 Thomas R. Peck,5 S. P. Heywood,5 Dudley Hall,5 B. M. Clark,1 Thomas H. Floyd,3 No. of Shares Thatcher Magoun,10 Nathaniel H. Bishop,10 Andrew Blanchard, Jr.,5 Samuel Kidder,5 Turell Tufts,10 Isaac Sprague,5 Francis R. Bigelow,5 John W. Mulliken,5 Joseph and Milton James,5 Jonathan Porter,5 Waterman & Ewell,2 Nathan Sawyer,2 Isaac and James Wellington,2 Jotham Stetson,3 Isaac H. Haskins,2 James O. Curtis,2 Abner Bartlett,1 Abigail Whitney,5 Under this association, which had for its main purpose the keeping of a temperance house, the building was enlarged. In the upper story of the ell was a large and commodious dance hall. The first landlord under this new arrangement was Mr. Marcus Whitney, and he was succeeded by Messrs. David Carleton and James Bride. The movement for the keeping of a temperance house failed, and in th
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., History of the Medford High School. (search)
t would unquestionably throw much light upon the educational facilities then existing in this town and elsewhere. Their report was adopted, and to the $1,500 previously appropriated for school purposes $500 were then added. And that the plan might be judiciously executed, the School Board, which up to that date had been composed of but three members, and then consisted of Galen James, Horatio A. Smith, and Milton James, was increased to seven by adding Caleb Stetson, John C. Magoun, James Wellington, and John P. Clisby. Thus the establishment of the High School was assured, and one month later, or about the middle of May, 1835, the machine was put in operation. Opposition. But the labor of those philanthropists was not to end there. Their scheme had prevailed against stubborn opposition, felt and expressed at every corner, and this must be still fought by tooth and nail. The improvement was an innovation and many were not easily convinced of its utility. The new teacher
History of Wellington. by Abner H. Barker. Read before the Historical Society, October. 1927, by Joseph C. Smith. INord. The first record we have of what is now known as Wellington was made at the General Court held in Boston, April 1, 1 The promontory, extending into the marshes now known as Wellington, was first called Wilson's point, then Blanchard's pointed and eighty-three acres, was purchased by Isaac and James Wellington of Lexington for some $6,000. They married sisters an which was owned and tilled by the brothers Isaac and James Wellington, their fertile acres unbroken by street or railroad. when he resigned. When Mr. Ellsworth first took charge Wellington was a flag station and no tickets were sold. Until thy Beaty and Bradlee at a cost of $3,375. It was moved to Wellington in 1883, and was used until the new Osgood school was cos about two years later that the service was extended to Wellington. The Wellington farm was in the thirties and forties