lived there for a few years, and the premises were next leased for ten years to Elijah Smith
The house long since disappeared, but the old cellar can still be seen.
would never sell the land, and often came to walk over the broad acres, getting pleasure enough from these excursions to pay for the lack of income.
He died in Boston
when over ninety years old.
A few feet from this house was the house and stable of Joseph Wyman
, the stage driver between Medford
His father owned the Russell farm
on Winthrop street.
and family, and later Edwin Johnson
, lived a little further down the hill.
The Joseph Wyman house
is standing, but the Weir house
made way for the house of Milton F. Roberts
on the easterly corner of High street court.
‘Ma'am Simonds hill’ was named in honor of Mrs. Joshua Simonds
who with her daughters ‘Nabby’ and Pamelia kept a dame school for many years in the house on the north side of High street. It used to be sheltered from the street by large lilac bushes which grew on the slope between the sidewalk and the roadway.
A face wall has been built and the sidewalk lowered, which adds to the comfort of the pedestrian and detracts from the picturesqueness of the house.
Next below was the old Putnam tavern, and beyond, the home of Minot Richardson
, whose daughter married Augustus Baker
, the proprietor of the Medford House
This house stood on the edge of the roadway, but has been moved back.
owned the house where Mr. George H. Bean
the florist lives now. Major Wade
's tannery was just east of this house, and family tradition says that he built the last named dwelling and two others opposite for his operatives.
Mr. A. D. Puffer
's mansion, remodelled and moved back from the street, was the home of Major Samuel Swan
and his son Joseph.
This house was originally the