at Bunker Hill
Those whose houses were saved for them were chiefly those whose Toryism, like that of Judge Lee
, was of an inoffensively mild type.
Never again could the old brilliant congregation be gathered in Christ Church.
For years the services languished, and the places of the aristocratic first members remained obviously empty.
The life of luxurious leisure, of dignified living, had been too rudely broken to be soon mended.
Beside this particular group of houses, there are others whose history is also interesting.
Of these one is the old Waterhouse
mansion, on Waterhouse street. It was owned and occupied before the Revolution by William Vassall
Here are preserved relics of the famous Dr. Waterhouse
, who was one of the first to introduce vaccination into America
In token of this fact, the family preserve a clock, surmounted by a golden cow. Another relic is an old clock presented in 1790 to Dr. Waterhouse
by Peter Oliver
, chief Justice
of the province.
It is wound at Christmas and on the fourth of July.
Another interesting house is the old Hicks House, at the corner of Dunster and Winthrop streets.
It is chiefly interesting as the home of the patriot, John Hicks
, who aided in the Boston tea-party, December 16, 1773.
He was killed in the Concord
fight, and his is one of the six names on the monument in the old burying-ground.
The glass door is still shown through which he rushed to his death.
used the northeast room of this house as a commissary office.
Of all the historic houses here, the most interesting to me, aside from Craigie House and Elmwood
, is the so-called “Bishop