he time correctly, but this was the only one that I ever saw, and it was the only one I ever heard of in Medford.
I wish somebody could write up that house, which was one of the first built in Medford, but in this paper it stands as the residence of Mr. William Otis, the farmer who tilled the acres of Mr. Dudley Hall's farm, and for whom Otis street was named.
Between Almont and Cherry streets were two double houses and a cottage, which are now standing.
The double houses were built by Beattie & Bradlee, one for occupancy and one for tenants.
Mr. Charles P. Lauriat lived in one of them before he removed to this house where we are tonight.
Below Cherry street were the Ruggles house and the two cottages owned and occupied by Mr. Edwin Tainter, the expressman, and his father.
Mr. Tainter's house and stable have been removed to make way for Sheridan avenue, but his daughter, Mrs. John W. Smith, occupies her grandfather's house.
There were only scrub woods, swamp and pasture lan