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Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Neighborhood Sketch number 8
Prospect streets
Neighborhood Sketch number 8 Washington and Prospect streets By Joseph H. Clark I lived at the corner of what is now called Washington and Prospect streets (then Charlestown) about the year 1838-40, with my parents, Jonathan C. and Irene G. Clark. Father kept a grocery store in the same building that now stands there, and there was at that time but one other grocery in town—that was Johnny Ireland's at the corner of School street and Somerville avenue, now called, whose principal trade was retailing New England rum, which was a common custom in those days with grocerymen. I attended school at the building or schoolhouse on Medford street (Mrs. Whittredge, teacher), and I think there were but two other schoolhouses in town at that time. I attended church and Sunday school in the hall of the old Engine house, situated corner of Washington and Prospects streets, opposite my house, where I think the first Unitarian society first worshipped. Next to me, easterly, was the res
23. Holbrook, Abiah, 38. Holbrook, Abiah, Jr., 38. Holbrook, Mary Needham, 38. Holbrook, Samuel, 38. Holden, Oliver, 44. Holland, Silas H., 12. Hooper, Thomas, 90, 99, 100. Hopkinton, Mass., 86. Hoppin, Rev. Dr., 85. Hoppin, William, 82, 85. Hopping, Nicholas, 41. Howe, Lord, 86. Hurd, Benjamin, 65. Hurd, Benjamin. Jr., 20, 46, 63. Hurd, Joseph, 42, 63, 65, 66. Hurd. Josiah S., 90. Hutchinson, Samuel, 82, 85. Independent Christian Church, 1. India, 81. Ireland, Johnny, 47. Ireland, Martha, 70, 71, 72. Jackson, Mrs., Eleanor, 70. Jackson, Rev., Henry, 90. Jaques, Henry, 90. Jaquith, Oliver, 67, 68. Jefferds, Miss, 93, 95, 96. Johnson, Captain, 83. Johnson, Elizabeth (Jeffs), 86. Johnson, Jeffs, 85, 86. Johnson, Miss, Sebrina, 93. Johnson, Zechariah, 86. Jones, Ruth, 19. Kelley, Hall J., 90. Kenney, James, 41. Kent, Samuel, 16, 21, 63, 64. Kettell, 79. Kettell, John, 63, 66. Kettell, Mary, 82. Kettell, Sarah, 86. Kilby Street. B
in diameter, the largest tree anywhere around. A lady ninety-one years of age remembers willow trees and other shrubbery growing in the cemetery near the Milk Row school, which she attended in her girlhood. She also remembers the custom among the scholars of sitting under a large sycamore tree at the foot of School street to eat their dinners on pleasant summer days, and that a large orchard grew in back of it. Doubtless this was an orchard planted by John Ireland, familiarly known as Johnny Ireland by old residents and passing travelers, who stopped for rest and refreshment at his little store at the corner of School street. Possibly the few apple trees now found in the vicinity of Landers street and Preston road, streets cut through the Ireland estate, are survivors of that orchard. The pear trees there were probably set out by George W. Ireland, a grandson, fifty years ago. He was greatly interested in pear-raising, and amateurs in the art used to come to him to name their va