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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
assed a moment before. Suddenly wheeling, he dashed back toward Winter Hill, and was well on his way to Medford before the astonished horseebody will want to know sometime. After the battle of June 17 Winter Hill was occupied by Provincial troops, who immediately set about for importance to the safety of this Colony that the works begun on Winter Hill be finished, and that they will be retarded unless soon supplied Continental army. Thomas Brooks, Esq., furnished the troops on Winter Hill with wood from his own farm. Capt. Isaac Hall and his company officers were placed on parole. The Hessians were quartered at Winter Hill; the English at Cambridge, in the barracks occupied by the Ameriich made Burgoyne's army shiver and complain of ill-treatment at Winter Hill made the condition of the Continentals at Valley Forge almost unnce thought his prize worthy to be presented to the commander at Winter Hill. He dressed the fish, and putting on his best clothes, borrowed
uch worse, both for teams and travellers. The Hon. John Usher having shown us a way between two Bridges, near his Spring: which runs southwest and into Menotomy road that leads to Charlestown, and that also is in use and further than the old road is, as it was formerly used—The committee's report ends rather abruptly, no recommendation being attached to it. The course of the road was not changed; the evident design of the petitioners was to have that part of Main street running over Winter hill abandoned, and a new way laid out, across the plain, coming out upon the Menotomy road, at or near where the railroad bridge at North Somerville now stands, that being the point where Winters brook crosses the Menotomy road. The two bridges referred to were over Winters and Twopenny brooks, and the Sorrelly plain was situated between Main street and Broadway on the north and south, and between the two brooks on the east and west. The Sugar Loaf road (leading from Woburn street across
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Royall House loan exhibition. (search)
or rolled the stately carriages of the Vassals and other noted families of Boston and vicinity, and Colonel Royall returned the visits in the only chariot which was owned for miles on the north side of Boston. His slaves lived in the old brick building standing just back of the mansion. His stables were on the north side of the driveway, on the site now occupied by No. 21 Royal street. Around him in all directions stretched his fertile acres, reaching to Mystic river on the north and to Winter hill on the south. His garden was crowned by an artificial mound on which stood an artistic summer house with arched windows and bell-shaped roof, surmounted by a figure of Mercury. The broad paths from the garden gate to the summer house and from the east door to the street were bordered with box, and over the driveway waved English elms. A high brick wall surrounded the homestead except directly in front, where there was a low wall surmounted by a wooden fence with panelled gate and post
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The early names of Medford's streets. (search)
tmen for that year were directed to assign names to the streets. Their report, indorsed Names of the Streets, May, 1829, is still on the files in the office of the City Clerk. It read as follows: The Selectmen being appointed a Committee at April meeting for the purpose of naming the Streets, report the following that the road leading from the Town pump (West) to Charlestown Line be called High St., from Town pump (east) to Malden Line Salem St. from Town pump (South) to foot of Winter Hill Main St., from porter's corner S. E. to Wellington Farm Ship St.— from Hotel (west) to where the road leaves the River South St. & from thence over the cannel to Charlestown Line Spring St. from Main St. to Charlestown Line on the Road leading to Lechmere point Court St—from Main St. near Nathan Adams' House to Charlestown Line leading to Harvard College, Cambridge St from Benjm Tufts Corner to Stoneham Line Mountain Street— from Ship St to Salem St leading by the new Burring Ground Cross<