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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 20., What the women of Medford are doing in the present War crisis. (search)
now its membership is one thousand plus. Headquarters are established at the library annex on High street, in front of which floats the familiar badge of the original society, a red cross on a white ground, chosen out of compliment to the Swiss Republic, where the first convention was held in 1863, their colors, a white cross on a red ground, being reversed. Attendants are on duty every afternoon, and much work is given out and the finished articles received by the Sewing Committee, Mrs. Lyman Sise, chairman. Some of the Red Cross groups already busily employed are:— Woman's Christian League (W. M. Cong. Ch.), Mrs. W. E. Farr, chairman. Tufts College Auxiliary, Mrs. A. H. Gilmer, chairman. Woman's Alliance (Unitarian), Mrs. Charles Sawyer, chairman. Sesame Club, Miss Miriam Clark, chairman. Catholic Woman's Club (W. M.), Miss Kate Duane, chairman. Watchful Circle (King's Daughters, S. M.), Mrs. C. L. Carpenter, chairman. Sarah E. Fuller Circle (King's Daught
re six floors of the best of wood, the uppermost eighty-one feet from the base and reached by five flights of stairs, in all one hundred and thirty-four steps. There, stands a flagstaff of thirty-five feet, and over this floor in summer an awning is spread. It is easily approached by the way of Rural avenue, and is about a mile from Winthrop square, and nearer the Winchester boundary line. It was erected by the contracting firm of Woodbury & Leighton, and its architect a Medford man, Mr. Lyman Sise. Its exact location precisely expressed is latitude 42° 26′ 18.8″ north and longitude 71° 7′ 16.2″ west. On a clear day, Monadnock is visible in the northwest, 3,170 feet high. A little north of west is Wachusett, 2,018 feet, in central Massachusetts. Blue hill, the highest point in eastern Massachusetts, 635 feet, crowned by the Rotch Observatory lies beyond the Memorial hall at Cambridge. A winter visit to this tower is interesting, though not always comfortable, but one in
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., The Renovation of Peter Tufts' house. (search)
worked upon it and whose evidence is credible. None fixed the exact date, but all agreed that it was about 1890. Mr. Ernest Moore said he was about the house nearly three months while in the employ of General Lawrence, who had as architect Mr. Lyman Sise. Mr. J. H. Archibald, a well known builder of Medford, made the repairs and Mr. Moore had a general oversight of them. Replying to our query as to the internal condition he said, It was a mess; everything torn out inside and old-finish stuffho was a Medford boy carrying newspapers down old Ship street for Mr. Peak in 1872 tells of the neglected condition of the old house at that time doors open and windows broken, and remembers that the port-holes were then filled up with brick. Mr. Sise said that he wanted the General to have the old style iron hinges and latches on the new doors, but they were fitted up with modern hardware. Mr. Blodgett said that the new interior finish all came from Brown & Co.'s mill at Somerville. The