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The Renovation of Peter Tufts' house. Early in 1870, when a new-comer to Medford, I first saw, and in a way read the pages of Mr. Brooks' History of Medford, which were reproduced in the last issue of the Register. I was also attracted by the steel engraving. Like other casual readers, I read and accepted it as historic tru
This was probably because of a communication from Mr. Cleopas Johnson, who had told of re-shingling it thirty-five years before, and in his letter quoting Brooks' history.
Only the stairway is enclosed in the attic, and a lot of drawers and storage spaces fitted under its steep roof add to its convenience.
In the eastern end there are no port-holes as in the western.
Mr. Brooks tells that Mr. Shedd, then owner, had to tear down and rebuild part of that end, which may account for the two regular-shaped windows now there.
Descending to the cellar, we found that it is excavated only half way under the western room, but some access to the weste