s, was set by Kossuth on his visit to the United States in December, 1851.
In 1837 George L. and Henry L. Stearns commenced, on Union street, the manufacture of linseed oil from seed purchased in Calcutta.
In one year they made 13,500 gallons from 7,300 bushels of seed.
January 30, 1849,
Loss, $12,000; insurance, $8,000.
Boston Post, February 1, 1849. their factory was burned and never rebuilt.
Its tall chimney was afterwards moved intact across the branch canal to the shipyard of J. O. Curtis, where it now stands, minus a few of its top bricks.
The tide mill on Riverside avenue, recently managed by F. E. Foster & Co., was simply a grist mill in 1847, and was run by Gershom Cutter.
All the above named industries, so far as Medford is concerned, are now things of the past, but the famous Withington Bakery, carried on by machinery and without the use of fagots; the more famous Lawrence Distillery, by greatly improved methods; the Teel Carriage Factory, immensely enlarged, a
Opposite Mr. Perkins' house and just south of the hotel is a large three-story double house, which was occupied by Captain Samuel Blanchard and James O. Curtis.
The former was proprietor of coach and livery stable, constable, auctioneer and lieutenant colonel of militia.
He lived in the side nearest the square.
Hifine physique, and was a loud, rapid talker.
Later he moved to the Governor Brooks' estate on High street. He spent his last days in Sutton, New Hampshire. Mr. James O. Curtis was a leading ship builder.
His yard was between Swan street extension and the river, near the site of the city stables (1903). He was a prominent man in town affairs.
Later he removed to No. 196 Main street, which was built by Rufus Wade, shoe manufacturer, and is now occupied by Mr. James Golden. Mr. Curtis died in the house which he built at the corner of Main and Royall streets.
Later tenants of the old house next the hotel were George Hervey, Joseph N. Gibbs and others.