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Neighborhood Sketch no. 2. The Winter Hill Road in 1842. by Aaron Sargent. The thoroughfare extending from Charlestown, through Somerville to Arlington, and now known as Broadway, was formerly the Winter Hill Road, and the name should never have been changed. In 1842 the buildings on this highway were few, and, with four or five exceptions, far between. Commencing on the right-hand side at the Charlestown line was the Bradbury house, owned and occupied by Charles Bradbury,—a three-story wooden structure. Next came a brick house; then a brick house with wooden addition. Who occupied these two houses is not remembered. The three houses are still standing. The Stearns house, still standing, but in a dilapidated condition, came next. I think it was occupied by a member of the family, Miss Sally Stearns, familiarly known as Aunt Sally. The Yellow House, as it was called because of its color, was the next in order, but was some distance back from the road, and on the summi