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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 160 160 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 24 24 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 23 23 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 22 22 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 22 22 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 17 17 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 10 10 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 7 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 7 7 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 6 6 Browse Search
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amps, and salt marsh. The little village practically ceased at Quincy Street, and eastward between the mansion house of Judge Dana, on what is now called Dana Street, and Boston and Charlestown, there were in 1793, according to Rev. Dr. Holmes, but four dwelling-houses. On the 23d of November of that year, the West Boston Bridge was opened for public travel. Then began the growth which soon transferred the centre of population east of the college. The construction of the Craigie Bridge in 1809 largely contributed to this result also. Both of these bridges were originally private enterprises, their profits being dependent upon tolls. As the town increased, other bridges were built, partly on account of the growth of population, and partly for the purpose of bringing real estate into the market. Prison Point Bridge was constructed in 1815, under authority of an act passed in 1806. It was laid out as a county road in 1839. The bridge at the foot of River Street was completed in 1
he day, of the Broad Way leading over the marshes to the high lands. But the enterprise, praiseworthy as was its conception, languished, and dashed the hopes of its courageous promoters. Like the bridge, however, it stimulated settlement upon the marshes; for the excavations of the canals were cast up on either side, and strips of made land grew along the new water-ways and gave room for wharf landings and desultory structures. Similar results followed the opening of the Craigie Bridge, in 1809, in East Cambridge. The projection of the railroad across the eastern marshes, after Cambridge became a city, divided their expanse with its raised embankment for rail service into two almost equal parts. Although a narrow culvert here and there half admitted the pressing tide, a rampart was thus formed that kept the great tract of lowlands between it and the uplands comparatively dry and firm; and the establishment of industries on the barren lands, along the new path of the iron horse,
chronological order, early in the century, the Port, as it was termed, had the promise of large commercial prosperity, and its expansion naturally included churches. That part of the town had been under the parochial care of the First Church and its ministers. Dr. Holmes had visited among the people, distributed hymn-books and catechisms, and tried in all ways to be a pastor to those who had no other. Of course this could not long suffice. A new parish was formed in 1808, and a church in 1809; a meeting-house was opened in 1807. Rev. Thomas Brattle Gannett, who had two good Cambridge names, was the first minister. In the division which came later this church placed itself upon the Unitarian side. The long ministry of Rev. George W. Briggs, D. D., has but just closed, —a man held in reverence by all who knew him. Other Unitarian churches have since been organized in different parts of the city, but only these two are holding services at the present time. The first Methodist Epis
now stands inside the fence of the old burial ground at Harvard Square; for there was no other bridge until the West Boston Bridge was constructed in that year. St. John's Parish, and Church of the Sacred Heart. In 1828 Cambridge was made a part of the parish of Saint Mary's Church at Charlestown, and her people attended services in the church of that name upon Richmond Street, placed under the charge of Father Byrne,—the bridge between East Cambridge and Boston having been completed in 1809, and that to Prison Point in Charlestown in 1819. A Sunday-school was organized about 1830 in the Methodist Academy building, at the corner of Otis and Fourth streets, and Mr. Daniel H. Southwick was its first superintendent. The children, after their lessons on each Sunday, were formed in line and marched to the Charlestown church, to take part in the services there. About the year 1836, in consequence of the erection of the new bridge, the glass works, and the pottery works, which had
halls, both in Harvard Square and in Cambridgeport. Bordman's Hall, on the west corner of Dunster Street and Harvard Square, long ago torn down, Porter's Hall on Brighton Street, Cutler's Hall in Cambridgeport, blown down in the memorable September gale of 1815, all provided it with temporary shelter for longer or shorter periods. In 1818 it fitted up rooms in the second story of the Franklin Street schoolhouse, which remained its home for twenty years. This schoolhouse, which was built in 1809 on a lot of land given to the city by Judge Dana, was sold in 1853 and removed from the city. The ten years from the time of fitting up these rooms for permanent use to the year 1828 afforded opportunity for steady growth. To quote the words of Dr. Paige, our venerable historian, to whom every gleaner in these fields must acknowledge his great indebtedness, Its meetings were well attended, its treasury well supplied, and its officers energetic and among the most respected and influential
re sold in nearly all parts of the civilized world, but the largest single shipment for export made by this company was in December, 1892. Twenty-one teams, carrying one hundred and seventy-six organs, were loaded in one day and delivered at the Cunard Docks to be forwarded to Liverpool. The warerooms of the company are on Boylston Street, Boston. Samuel S. Hamill. Cambridge is not far behind her sister cities in the art of church-organ building. Pipe organs have been built here since 1809. William M. Goodrich, of Templeton, Mass., began building church organs in Boston in 1799. Ten years later he moved his factory to the Third Ward, Cambridge, at the corner of Fifth and Otis streets. He continued the art till the time of his death, which occurred in 1833. He was succeeded by Stevens & Gaieti, at the same stand, and subsequently by George Stevens, once mayor of Cambridge. Mr. Stevens pursued the same business till 1891. Mr. S. S. Hamill established himself in the art of ch