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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The early names of Medford's streets. (search)
The early names of Medford's streets. DOWN to 1829 the people of Medford apparently cared little for uniformity in the names of their highways. It is probable that so long as ways were few, public convenience made no demand for names. With the increase in numbers, however, a fixed method of designating the various ways became important; and at the town meeting in April, 1829, the selectmen for that year were directed to assign names to the streets. Their report, indorsed Names of the Streets, May, 1829, is still on the files in the office of the City Clerk. It read as follows: 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 Town pump (east) to Malden Line Salem St. from Town pump (South) to foot of Winter Hill Main St., from porter's corner S. E. to Wellington Farm Ship St.— from Hotel (west) to where the r