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[p. 56] a stable and so continued until the erection of the new buildings on Swan street. The building shown in the background is that on Porter road, numbered 16. The board fence is seen ending at the high bank in the rear of the next house to the right. The house partly seen at the left is the Richard Hall, later known as the Perry-Delano house, and on the site of this is the present telephone exchange. The rear end of this house lot was blunt-wedge-shaped (tapering to fourteen feet at its end) which corresponded to the depth of the school lot, but much elevated. Against this wedge was the battery building placed, and a little farther away from High street is now the Historical Society's home. Since its building, by an exchange of land, the diagonal boundary has been eliminated and during recent months the original telephone building has been much enlarged. Governors avenue is a double street with grass plot between, beneath which is the great water main to Spot pond. Beyond and eastward from the society's home is the spacious building of the Medford Women's Club, and, last year, was erected the modern apartment house called ‘The Bradlee.’ There is room yet for more improvements and the changes are going on.
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