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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 156 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 20 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 9, 1864., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 10 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 8 0 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) 8 0 Browse Search
William W. Bennett, A narrative of the great revival which prevailed in the Southern armies during the late Civil War 8 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 8 0 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. 8 0 Browse Search
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ntil the growth of the town toward its border lines made it, and by that time the fashion had changed and the tower came into its own again. St. Mary's, on Salem street, near Malden line, whose brick tower in which is a clock paid for by Medford, was the first to build. Then Grace church, out growing its wooden chapel of 1850, acquired largely through the munificence of Mrs. Ellen Shepherd Brooks its beautiful stone church with ivy mantled tower. In ‘72 the First Methodist and the First Baptist, and in ‘73 Trinity Methodist and the Congregational (both the latter at West Medford and new organizations) erected new houses of worship—a remarkable record for two successive years. All these were of wood; all had the features of a corner tower and belfry, with spires varying from forty-eight to one hundred and forty feet in height. In three the town placed public clocks, at the expense of about six hundred dollars each. In 1876, the two Congregational churches near Medford square u<
s (Roman Catholic) church. To the eye of the camera the building itself was eclipsed by the two upper stories of the Andrew Hall house, the elevated rear garden of which is in marked contrast to present conditions. While this spire is now gone, the building itself remains, the business home of Page & Curtin. This view also preserves for our sight a substantial feature of old-time dwelling construction, of which but few (including this) remain. The lower right hand is that of the First Baptist, and was the next erected, in 1872, by its designer (also a member), John Brown. Its spire was built complete within the tower and raised to its position; and the open archway at its base forms a carriage porch. The next oldest is that in the lower left, the Mystic Congregational, erected in 1876, the result of the merging of two churches. The building itself (of 1846) was so enlarged and remodeled that the original appearance is entirely absent in the present view. This was taken sub