as perched a great brass rooster, beside which the present Unitarian bird is but a chicken.
We were told by an eye-witness that Sam Swan, who lived next door, captured this same brass bird (which fell at his feet when the spire was pulled down in 1839), and carried it home with him.
In the fifth story of this tower was placed in 1810 the first of Medford's public clocks, a gift to the town by Hon. Peter Chardon Brooks.
We read in Paul Revere's Ride
It was twelve by the village clock Whed steeple, with its massive urns, clock dials and louvers, its final section octagonal and domed, all show the skill of an architect, and set the style of the next five to be built in Medford.
Next was the First Parish Meeting-house (Unitarian) 1839, a little larger on the ground; here again a colonnade of four detached columns and four pilasters.
A similar treatment of the sides shows it to he classic Greek, in its lines almost severe.
But its tower was one worth seeing.
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