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The Touro house and its owner. Some of our older Medford residents will remember the old, comfortable-appearing dwelling on South street, which, perhaps a dozen years since, was demolished to make way for the erection of several apartment houses. It faced the river, sat low on the ground, well back from the street, with ample space about it. The main house was L-shaped; in the internal angle was a large square veranda, its roof supported at the outer corner by a massive round column. A peculiar feature of the house was the circular end toward South street, in which was a chimney and fireplaces. Aside from that of the elder Magoun, it was the only one in old Medford that had any circular construction. It was never painted in color, always white, and its solid appearance, especially its window frames and cornice, showed it to be the work of old-time mechanics who knew their calling. Its walls were weather-boarded with clapboards, well lapped in width and at ends. These ext