think then, as a young school girl, what interesting facts concerning this place were to come to me in later years.
XVI, p. 18.)
One house on the other side of the river we will give a little notice.
The George L. Stearns house on the east side of Walnut-tree hill was, previous to 1827, the residence of James Hall.
It was bought by Capt. John King who, about 1840, sold the place to Mr. Rae, whose daughter was a pupil at Miss Bradbury's private school.
Mr. King's family moved to Touro avenue, and in this house, now standing, lived many years.
There his daughter, Harriet Winslow King, was born, who married Dudley Cotton Hall.
Mr. Rae sold his property to his son, who in turn sold it to George L. Stearns.
This latter owner developed it into a fine place, and it has been known as the Evergreens in recent years.
Through its hospitable doors have passed many distinguished people, and we may count it as a place of high thinking.
XVI, p. 2 I).
To me it seems fitting that the token should be filed with your society in memory of George Luther Stearns, and the same is handed to you herewith, for such disposition and exposition as your socted by Abigail Brown Tompkins, 1921.
To the Town of Medford, Mass., in memory of George Luther Stearns, your renowned townsman who was born at Medford, January 8, 1809.
Presented with the goaps by only casual reading.
Yet right here in Medford are people today who ask, Who was George Luther Stearns?
for few of our younger people know of our local history and perhaps care less.
As s was John Brown.
At first sight, the dainty little picture might be taken for a view of this Stearns home.
It shows a stream in the foreground where would be College avenue, a large house (with s And not in the clouds descending.
To such as really wish an answer to their query, Who was Stearns?
we suggest the reading of his biography, which may be found in the Usher History of Medford.