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.