recently a teacher in our city schools, and by J. Walter Sanborn
, one of our school committee.
East of Mr. Sanborn
's was the widow Peter Bonner
estate, and east of that the home of William Bonner
, which was moved back up the hill to make way for the Prospect Hill grammar school, built in 1848.
The Peter Bonner
property was later on divided between the heirs, viz., William Bonner
, Mrs. Thomas Goodhue
, and Mrs. Augustus Hitchings. William Bonner
was at one time in the coal business on Park street, and was also station agent at the Fitchburg railroad Somerville station.
East of the Bonners' came the home estate of Joseph Clark
, brick maker, who had yards south of the Fitchburg railroad; he was a man of business ability, and at one time a selectman.
Of his children, Mrs. Oren S. Knapp1
and Samuel Adams Clark
are still living, but his remaining children, Ambrose, Manly, Arthur, and Miss Mary A. Clark
, are deceased.
East of Clark
's came the two old Revolutionary houses on the north side of Washington street, whose occupants I have forgotten, but in one of which a British soldier was shot April 19, 1775.
East of these houses came the residence of John Dugan
, now occupied by his son, George D. haven.
Still farther east across Medford street was the house of James Hill
, Jr., a fine estate; his sons, Richard and Charles, were in the Civil war, James
F., another son, lives in Boston
, and a daughter, Harriet, is dead.
On the east side of Alston street (then Three Pole lane) was the estate of Deacon Benjamin Randall
, at one time town collector, and still further east that of Charles Tufts
, founder of Tufts College. Mr. Tufts
was an ardent Universalist, as was my father, and perhaps for that reason he became one of my father's best customers, often stopping to discuss the creed on his business calls.
not only endowed the college, but donated land and money for the church on Cross street. On the south side of Washington street, facing Union square, was the wheelwright shop of Horace Runey
, and a little further east the residence of John B. Giles
, marble cutter, who