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Eliphalet Davis (search for this): chapter 14
r were erected six other houses and stores. Ordination Sermon, ut sup. Of these six houses and stores, some may be identified with tolerable accuracy. Vose & Makepeace erected the dwelling-house, which remains standing on the westerly corner of Main and Osborn streets, opposite to their store, before Dec. 17, 1795. Jonathan Brooks erected a store between Cherry and Windsor Streets, on the northerly side of Main Street, before June 5, 1795,—perhaps the same building so long occupied by Eliphalet Davis, and now by his son Thomas M. Davis, for the manufacture of fancy soap. Scott & Hayden erected a store on the lot next westerly from the store-lot of Vose & Makepeace, before 1800. Besides these, Stanton Parker erected a store and shed on the northerly side of Main Street, the precise location not known, before Nov. 11, 1794. Asaph Harlow purchased a lot on the northerly side of Main Street, Jan. 15, 1798, most of which was used in 1873 for the construction of Portland Street; and th
W. Cambridge (search for this): chapter 14
npike Corporation was established June 15, 1805, with authority to make a turnpike-road from Tyngsborough through Chelmsford, Billerica, and Bedford, to Cambridge, uniting with the Cambridge and Concord Turnpike near West Boston Bridge. The Cambridge portion of this turn pike is now called Hampshire Street. Other avenues were subsequently opened, which will receive notice in another place. By an Act of Congress, approved Jan. 11, 1805, it was enacted that the town or landing-place of Cambridge in the State of Massachusetts shall be a port of delivery, to be annexed to the district of Boston and Charlestown, and shall be subject to the same regulations as other ports of delivery in the United States. Accordingly this part of Cambridge has, since that time, been designated Cambridgeport. To make the place available as a port of delivery, canals were constructed from Charles River through the Great Marsh, giving an extensive water-front. These canals are described in an agreemen
Edward Goffe (search for this): chapter 14
d the Neck, consisted of woodland, pasturage, swamps, and salt marsh. In chapter II. an account is given of the first division of land on the northerly side of Main Street, into small lots in the old field and small lot hill, and larger lots, varying in size from six to one hundred and thirty acres. Gradually these lots passed into fewer hands, until at length the larger portion of the whole was embraced in three and subsequently four farms. The old field early became the property of Edward Goffe He erected a house a few rods eastwardly from the junction of Main and Bow streets. A very old house, perhaps the original structure, standing on this spot, is said to have been taken down in 1774. and John Gay; by sundry conveyances the larger portion became vested in Chief Justice Francis Dana, who subsequently purchased the whole tract formerly called small lot hill (except, perhaps, a few acres in the northeasterly corner), and several other lots of land on both sides of the highw
Eunice Swan (search for this): chapter 14
eet to a point 100 feet from Medford Street (now Webster Avenue); thence parallel with Medford Street, to a point 100 feet from Bristol Street; thence parallel with Bristol Street, to a point 100 feet from Portland Street; thence parallel with Portland Street 210 feet to the southerly line of land late of Walter Frost; thence in a straight line to a point which is on the westerly line of Portland Street, 20 feet southerly and westerly of the northeasterly line of land late of Timothy and Eunice Swan; then turning and running southerly and westerly on Portland Street, to the bounds of West Dock begun at; with the right of a water-communication, or passage-way, 25 feet wide, through Portland Street under a bridge, from the main part of Broad Canal to that part called West Dock. Although scarcely a vestige of this dock now remains, it was plainly visible a quarter of a century ago. It seems to have been designed as the head of navigation and a central point of business. Lots frontin
Andrew Cabot (search for this): chapter 14
the marsh in East Cambridge, which was confiscated by the State and sold to Andrew Cabot, of Salem, Nov. 24, 1779. Judge Lee had the northwesterly portion of the Phihat the estate of Richard Lechmere was confiscated by the State, and sold to Andrew Cabot in 1779. This estate, together with the share of the Phips Farm assigned to Judge Lee and his wife, and subsequently bought by Cabot, was sold for £ 3,300 to Seth Johnson of New York, Jan. 31, 1795, and mortgaged by him to John Cabot for £ the deed of James Prescott, Joseph Hosmer, and Samuel Thatcher, Esqs., unto Andrew Cabot and his assigns shall be made and obtained from Andrew Craigie or the personof the covenant of warranty contained in a deed made by this Commonwealth to Andrew Cabot of land lying at or near Lechmere's Point, so called, and on which the same n the 24th of November, 1779, this Commonwealth by its Committee conveyed to Andrew Cabot the fifty-four acres and one quarter of land as stated in the said memorial,
Samuel May (search for this): chapter 14
in Cambridge, east of Dana Street and a line extended in the same direction northerly to Charlestown (now Somerville), and southerly to the river, were incorporated as the Cambridgeport Parish; and Feb. 2, 1809, the proprietors (reserving private ownership of pews) conveyed to the Parish the meeting-house and lot, containing two acres, together with a parsonage lot at the northeasterly corner of Harvard and Prospect streets. By an Act passed March 4, 1809, Rufus Davenport, Henry Hill, Samuel May, Elijah Davenport, Pliny Cutler, and their associates, were incorporated as the Cambridgeport manufactory, for the purpose of manufacturing cotton and sea-salt; and they were further authorized, Feb. 27, 1813, to manufacture printing-types and other articles usually manufactured in chemical laboratories. I find no trace, however, of the establishment of such a manufactory. While the measures adopted for the improvement of Cambridgeport were in the full tide of successful experiment, a
Thomas Brattle Gannett (search for this): chapter 14
of the easterly and now most populous section of Cambridge, before West Boston Bridge was opened for public travel, Nov. 23, 1793. At that time, Rev. Dr. Holmes says: Memoir of Cambridgeport, appended to a sermon at the ordination of Rev. Thomas B. Gannett, Jan. 19, 1814. Below the seat of the late Chief Justice Dana, there were but four dwelling-houses; one on the Inman place, On Inman Street, at the head of Austin Street. The mansion house, with a part of the farm, was purchased by the. Marshal. Citizens of Cambridge. Marshal. Order of exercises. 1. Anthem—By Stephenson. I was glad when they said unto me, &c. 2. Prayer, by the Rev. Dr. Ware. 3. Reading of select portions of the Holy Scripture, by the Rev. Mr. Gannett. 4. Hymn, written for the occasion. Almighty God, to thee we bow, To thee the voice of gladness raise; Thy mercy, that hath blessed us now, In loud and grateful songs we praise. Long hast Thou stretched the avenging hand And smote thy
Samuel Dudley (search for this): chapter 14
Hancock and Lee streets. The Judge had therefore a strong personal interest in the improvement of this part of the town. Of the large lots lying eastwardly from small lot hill, the first two were owned by Governor Thomas Dudley and his son Samuel Dudley. When Dudley left Cambridge his real estate was purchased by Roger Harlakenden, who died in 1638, and his widow married Herbert Pelham. In 1642, Pelham appears to have owned the above mentioned lots, together with the next two, formerly ownDudley left Cambridge his real estate was purchased by Roger Harlakenden, who died in 1638, and his widow married Herbert Pelham. In 1642, Pelham appears to have owned the above mentioned lots, together with the next two, formerly owned by Richard Goodman and William Westwood; the whole containing 118 acres, After 1719, Mr. Pelham's great lot is generally described as containing 104 acres. and extending from Main Street to Somerville line. Pelham also became the owner of the real estate of Simon Bradstreet, one portion of which was a lot of upland and marsh, long known as Pelham's Island; its boundaries very nearly coincided with Columbia Street on the west, School Street on the north, and Moore Street on the east; the e
Abijah Cheever (search for this): chapter 14
of no avail or effect . . . . until a release and discharge of all the covenants of warranty made by this Commonwealth of any of the lands conveyed by said Commonwealth, lying at or near Lechmere's Point mentioned in this Act, shall be obtained from the person or persons who are legally authorized to make such release or discharge. So also when John C. Jones, Loammi Baldwin, Aaron Dexter, Benjamin Weld, Joseph Coolidge, Jr., Benjamin Joy, Gorham Parsons, Jonathan Ingersoll, John Beach, Abijah Cheever, William B. Hutchins, Stephen Howard, and Andrew Craigie, with their associates, were incorporated, Feb. 27, 1807, with authority to erect Canal Bridge, familiarly called Craigie's Bridge, from the northwesterly end of Leverett street in Boston to the east end of Lechmere's Point, a similar provision was inserted that the act should be of no effect until a release and discharge of all the covenants of warranty contained in the deed of James Prescott, Joseph Hosmer, and Samuel Thatcher, E
N. E. Hist (search for this): chapter 14
$4,190.78 be paid to the Corporation, being the amount expended in excess of $24,000. From this time, the success of the enterprise was assured. During the period embraced in this chapter, while two new villages were established, which, after many vicissitudes, became more populous than the older settlements, the town was sadly shorn of its already diminished proportions by the incorporation of its second and third parishes into separate towns. Dr. Holmes, writing in 1800, says, Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., VII. 6.— acres.rods. The First Parish in Cambridge contains,2,85160 The Second Parish in Cambridge contains,4,345118 The Third Parish in Cambridge contains,2,66081 The original organization of these parishes will be mentioned elsewhere. Their separation from the parent trunk occurred almost simultaneously. The third parish was incorporated as the town of Brighton, Feb. 24, 1807, and became a part of the city of Boston, Jan. 1, 1874. The second parish was incorporated
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