in his speech, a man of great energy and business ability.
His two sons are now carrying on the business that he established, being located in Everett, Mass.
On the site of the Broadway Park
, William Jaques
, a son of the original colonel, had a yard, not, as I remember it, a very large one, but still big enough to enable him to be remembered among the manufacturers of the times.
, afterwards a storekeeper at the corner of Temple street and Broadway, was also a successful maker of bricks.
His yard was located on Broadway Park
along the banks of the canal at one time, and later he made bricks opposite Temple street. At the yard located on the park, at a point near what is now Chauncey avenue, a foot-bridge crossed the canal, and a spring of pure water bubbled up just by the bridge.
Some of you may remember it. Mr. Littlefield
was a California pioneer and began brickmaking about 1857.
I have said that many of the brickmakers bought the clay of Colonel Jaques
; the latter used to refer to the former as his ‘tenants,’ and every year when cherries were ripe would invite them to come on a certain day and pick and eat cherries to their hearts' content.
It was a red letter day for the brickmakers.
There was a brickmaker, Chauncey Holt
, who lived on Broadway
(the big elm standing now in the middle of the road was just by the front or street end of his house), for whom Chauncey avenue was named.
There was Albert Kenneson
, also, who lived nearly opposite Holt
, another of the turnpike brickmakers.
Both were quite successful in business and owned considerable real estate
in their respective locations.
was also one of the number; in fact, I think, one of the originals on the turnpike, older than any I have mentioned.
He lived on Perkins street, on land now occupied in part by the Davidson Rubber
company, in an old-fashioned square house.
He was a genial old gentleman as I recall him, the father of the late Captain Benjamin F. Parker
of the Somerville company in the Civil war. His hospitality was very marked, and many of the last generation could