Mr. Smith speaks of the territory between the canal and river as the fifty-acre Payson farm, but mentioned no other buildings on its High street frontage.
This farm, in the fifties, became known as the Smith estate from its then owner, Thomas P. Smith.
He mentions a small house, opposite his father's, of Spencer Bucknam (in other occupancy), which was torn down.
Also another at corner of Grove street that was later moved, and in which Mr. Brooks' gardener lived.
As his recollection buller plan of 1854 shows the outline of this house, and also the one-hundred-foot barn in which was later the gymnasium of Mystic Hall Seminary.
This was at the site of present Brentwood Court, and Aunt Becky's house was later the residence of Mrs. Smith, and one of the seminary buildings Elijah Smith alluded to.
See illustration, Register, Vol.
XI, No. 3. He also stated that nearly opposite, Miss Brooks' brother Caleb lived on the site of present railway station.
As he told this in 1903 a