spire, tower or belfry, but the porch and the two ends of the church were surmounted by floriated crosses.
The church floor and gallery accommodated about two hundred persons.
The land sloped toward the river, and under the chancel was the entrance to the basement Sunday-school room.
It was a good specimen of the early English village church.
The rector, the Rev. David Greene Haskins, was born in Boston, May 1, 1818.
He was graduated from Harvard University in the class of 1837, and in 1839 entered the junior class of the theological seminary, Andover.
From 1841 to 1844 he was preceptor of the Portland Academy at Portland, Maine.
Removing to Roxbury in 1844, he conducted a private school for girls, and at the same time studied for the ministry under the direction of Rev. Dr. Howe, late bishop of central Pennsylvania.
On March 7, 1848, he was elected rector of Grace Church.
In his early residence in Medford he occupied the old Remember Preston house in the square, opposit
f his native town, he removed to Medford in 1831, and there taught school three years, in the meantime preparing himself for college.
During 1833 he took charge of the grammar school, and in 1834 entered Bowdoin College, graduating in 1836.
He began the study of law in the office of Governor Edward Kent of Bangor, where he studied two years, and also edited a paper in Dover, Maine.
In 1838 he removed to Louisville, Kentucky, where he pursued his study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1839.
He took up the practice of his profession in Paducah, Kentucky, where he also became police justice.
He again returned to Medford in 1842 and established himself permanently in the practice of law, practicing in both Boston and Medford.
Judge Harlow married Lucy J., daughter of Ebenezer Hall of Medford, November 7, 1843, and died March 29, 1901, at his residence in Medford, a short illness.
In his youthful days he was an athletic, tall and commanding man, which was plainly evident in his
en a committee to repair the building.
It was proposed to build a belfry at this time, but the town voted in the negative.
Slate roof and copper gutters were the extent of outside improvements.
Except in a few minor details, the exterior of the building has never been changed.—Compiled from Town Records.
Medford square, 1835 to 1850.
contributed by men and women born and bred within sight of the town House.
THE present City Hall has been built about three score and ten years. In 1839 an addition was made on the south end. The hall floor had about four rows of slips or pews with high backs, and rising one above the other, leaving about one third of the floor open in the centre.
The desk was at the south end and a gallery was opposite it, over the entrance.
There were two rooms on the north side, on the second floor; one of them occupied by George Hervey, tailor, as a work room.
The selectmen's room was in the lower northwest corner.
Mr. Hervey's tailor shop was in the