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, including the whole areas of Brighton and Newton on the south side of the river, and on the other hand in a northwesterly direction the whole or large parts of Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, and Billerica. In 1655, this vast area was first curtailed by cutting off the parts beyond Lexington. Then in 1688, Newton, which had beeneen 1802 and 1820, other desirable acquisitions, including the Norton estate, were acquired from that part of Charlestown which is now Somerville. After 1732, Menotomy was the Second Parish of Cambridge, until 1807, when it was incorporated a distinct town under the clumsy title of West Cambridge, for which the name Arlington wWest Cambridge, for which the name Arlington was substituted in 1867. After 1779, the territory remaining on the south side of Charles River was known as the Third Parish, or Little Cambridge, until 1807, when it became a separate town under the name of Brighton. In 1873, Brighton was annexed to Boston. It was in the natural course of things that these outlying distric
be still further curtailed by the incorporation of Brighton and West Cambridge as separate townships, while as a slight compensation the area ly in the neighborhood of the college. The outlying settlement at Menotomy had already taken its first step towards separate life as a townsh the town of Brighton, February 24, 1807. Three days thereafter West Cambridge was incorporated as an independent township. The act under whiof whom about one half lived in the body of the town, one third in Menotomy, and one sixth south of the Charles. Manufactures were unknown. nts in 1776 was said to have been only 1586, and at that time both Menotomy and the parish south of the Charles were parts of the town. Cambr was 2115. In 1810, notwithstanding the fact that Brighton and West Cambridge had in the mean time been set off, the census showed 2323 inhabs as many inhabitants as there were in Cambridge, Brighton, and West Cambridge in 1790. This growth was at a rate nearly three times that of
had the increased enjoyment of life that comes from country living. The farm of our old minister, Dr. Abiel Holmes, was next to our house, occupying all the ground now covered by the Hemenway Gymnasium, the Scientific School, the Jefferson Laboratory, and Holmes Field. There, with the dear old doctor's grandson, Charles Parsons, we boys of Professors' Row had the rural delights of husking corn and riding on the haycart. There were farms all over town,—all the way up the West Cambridge (Arlington) road, and also between Old Cambridge and Boston, with an occasional outbreak of ropewalks, spreading, like sprawling caterpillars, through what is now Ward Four. There were also some well-preserved revolutionary fortifications,—one remarkably fine one on what is now Putnam Avenue,—but these have now unfortunately vanished. There were ample woods for wildflowers,— Norton's woods and Palfrey's woods especially,—and I have deposited at the Botanical Garden my early botanical notebooks,
Real-estate interests of Cambridge. Leander M. Hannum. If we recall the fact that soon after the first settlement of Cambridge, in the spring of 1631, it embraced a territory thirty-five miles in length, including the towns of Billerica, Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, Brighton, and Newton, we shall see that our area has greatly decreased, as the extreme length of our present territory is only four miles, and the total area about four thousand acres, in spite of the fact that by legislative acts of 1855 and 1880, portions of Watertown and Belmont were granted to Cambridge. It exalts our estimate of the earlier commercial importance of our city when we read that by an act of Congress approved January 11, 1805, it was enacted that Cambridge should be a port of delivery, and subject to the same regulations as other ports of delivery in the United States. The custom-house was never built, yet under the stimulus given to real-estate interests by this act, large tracts of land on
address. He said most eloquently that it was pleasant for us to remember that our domain was wider then than now, and with a worthy pride we claim the glory of Menotomy for the praise of Cambridge. Arlington may guard their dust, Cambridge will overleap the narrow brook and claim them for her own, and let the 19th of April, 177Arlington may guard their dust, Cambridge will overleap the narrow brook and claim them for her own, and let the 19th of April, 1775, hereafter be known, as it always should have been, as the day of the battle of Lexington, Concord, and Cambridge. More men were killed and wounded within the then limits of Cambridge than in all the other towns. With the names on the monument Dr. McKenzie also suggested adding the prophetic vision of Samuel Adams, Oh! what a Erected by the city, A. D. 1870 to the memory of John Hicks,—William Marcy,—Moses Richardson, buried here. Jason Russell,—Jabez Wyman,—Jason Winship, buried in Menotomy. men of Cambridge, who fell in defence of the liberty of the people, April 19th, 1775. Oh! what a glorious morning is this! In searching in 1870, to find
ollege faculty published a pamphlet in reply to his charges, and he modified some of them. He became a friend of the college, and was of service in procuring books for the library. There was still further attempt to reduce the church. In 1732 Menotomy was made a precinct by itself, and in 1739 a church was formed there. From 1747 to 1749 the people in what is now Brighton were seeking to be made a separate religious precinct. This was stoutly resisted, but in 1779 the separate precinct was ning. The lands of the church appear frequently in the records of this period. There is a catalogue signed N. A., and entitled, Lands belonging to the Church and Congregation in Cambridge for the Use of the Ministry. There are several lots in Menotomy, a lot of twenty acres in Newton, a farm of 500 acres in Lexington. The Newton and Lexington lands were sold in Appleton's time, and the rest later. The minister was not paid altogether in money. Mr. Brattle wrote in the Church Book: My sal
eady and natural increase, and that, too, without drawing from the excellent national banks. The business comes from residents of Cambridge who have heretofore done their banking and had safety boxes in Boston, together with patrons drawn from Arlington, Watertown, Somerville, and other adjoining cities and towns. Interest is credited on daily balances. The Cambridge Savings Bank The Cambridge Savings Bank was incorporated April 2, 1834, under the name of the Savings Institution in the s, Cleveland, Mobile, Toronto, Shreveport, Helena, Birmingham, Racine, La Crosse, Mc-Keesport, etc. A partial list of places in Massachusetts includes: Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, Woburn, Natick, Hyde Park, Dedham, Needham, Wakefield, Malden, Arlington, Belmont, Walpole, Lexington, Gloucester, Marlboro, Weymouth, North Adams, Maynard, Mansfield, Randolph, Foxboro, Cohasset, Lenox, Chelsea, Brockton, Franklin, Provincetown, Canton, Stoughton, Braintree, and Wellesley. These engines are also
the Revolution the great event in his ministry, 237; church lands sold in his time, 237; gifts to, 237; salary, 237. Arlington, 9. Assessors, 402. Assets and liabilities, comparative statement of, 319. Assistants, Council of, 5, 23. A. Meeting-house, the first, 5, 234. Memorial Day exercises on the Common. 51. Memorial Hall, site of, 36, 37. Menotomy, becomes the Second Parish of Cambridge, 9, 14, 236. Menotomy Road (Massachusetts Avenue), 133. Methodist churches207. Scientific Cambridge, 72-77. Scientific School. 75, 76; instructors, 75. Second Parish, incorporated as West Cambridge, 9, 16;. Sewall or Lechmere House, 28. Sewall, Jonathan, his windows broken by Cambridge citizens, 23. Sewer 116, 117; surroundings of Fresh Pond, 117. Weights and Measures, Sealer of, 405. West Boston Bridge, 29, 495. West Cambridge, 9, 16. West Dock Canal, 30. West End, 3. Western Avenue Bridge, 29. West Field, 4. Wethersfield, Conn., f