opposite side of High street and near the City Hall was the residence of James M. Usher, the latest historian of Medford, and the first, I believe, to establish a newspaper in town.
Just above Mr. Usher's, in a modest little store, kept by a Mr. Winneck, was the postoffice.
It may be that I was a trifle impatient at times, but it used to seem to me that Mr. Winneck took his duties too seriously.
There were no letter-carriers in those days, and everybody had to come to the office to get orMr. Winneck took his duties too seriously.
There were no letter-carriers in those days, and everybody had to come to the office to get or send letters.
I recall, even now, with a feeling of irritation, the deliberation of the postmaster in handling the mails, and how he rebuked the impatience of the waiting people with a gleam of his glittering eye.
The low brick block which curved from Main street round into Ship street is much the same as it was then, though I think not one of the old-time tenants remains.
Most of them are probably dead.
The old railroad station has changed little.
The City Hall maintains the same respe