ones can tell nearly the time of their erection.
The central cupolas came in fashion in the early fifties, and to enumerate them would make an extended list.
At about the same time an L-shaped house with a four-story tower at its internal angle was the correct thing as note the Smith residence (the home of the preceptress of the famous Mystic Hall Seminary), the Wood residence near by and the Chapin house on the hill.
Placed upon its eastern front was the elaborately treated tower of Thatcher Magoun.
Along in the nineties builders discovered that a corner bay-window added to the attractiveness of a living room, and very soon carried it up higher.
To solve the question of desirable roof, some went even higher.
Soon the idea elaborated itself into octagonal and circular forms, with steeply pointed roofs terminated with ornamental finials of wood or metal.
When examples of this style became more numerous, a certain newspaper writer held it up to ridicule, in an almost scurrilous a
had decided to send back to the islands, one who came out in the Tama-houre-laune, and also says,
they have cold pains in breast and head, which I think is owing in great measure to the brig being so fully salted; she is damp from one end to the other.
We do not find any reference to the brig Owhyee (former spelling of Hawaii) in the list of Medford-built vessels, and cannot be certain which brig was so fully salted, but we find the names of two brigs built in 1820 in Medford by Thatcher Magoun for Josiah Marshall.
One was the Tama-houre-laune, 162.63 tons, the other the Jones, 163.36 tons, the seventy-seventh and seventy-eighth in the notable list.
A foot-note says:
These brigs were put together: then taken to pieces and sent to the Sandwich Islands on board the Thaddeus commanded by Captain A. Blanchard of Medford. By the very slight difference in their tonnage, it is evident the ordinary-named Jones was a duplicate of the long-named Tama-houre-laune, and even if built