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[p. 46] holdings, became the owner of land on both sides of Main street, east of Two Penny brook, so called. Nathan Tufts bought the land of Mr. Dexter, and bequeathed it to his nephews, the Tufts brothers, for whom William, Joseph and Edward streets are named. Henry and Alfred streets are named for two sons of Joseph Tufts. Tufts square, honors the family and in particular Mr. George F. Tufts of Charlestown, who gave the land for the Tufts schoolhouse. Albion street was suggested by the residence of Joseph Tufts, Albion place, Charlestown. Adams street is named for the Adams family of Quincy, who at one time owned the land in which the street is now situated. This land was devised to Mrs. Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, President of the United States, by her father, William Smith. Buzzell's lane, so called, takes its name from John Buzzell & Son, who made bricks in the yard now occupied by Mr. John S. Maxwell, between College avenue and Main street. Bradbury avenue, Wellington, was named for Captain Wymond Bradbury, who was one of the owners of the farm, subsequently the property of the Wellington family. When Captain Bradbury owned the land it was situated in Malden. (Annexed to Medford, 1817.) [To be continued.]
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