tenement building, far gone in decay, which was fortunately swept out of existence some years ago. Its site is now covered by the brick block already referred to. On the opposite side of High street and near the City Hall was the residence of James M. Usher, the latest historian of Medford, and the first, I believe, to establish a newspaper in town.
Just above Mr. Usher's, in a modest little store, kept by a Mr. Winneck, was the postoffice.
It may be that I was a trifle impatient at times, bMr. Usher's, in a modest little store, kept by a Mr. Winneck, was the postoffice.
It may be that I was a trifle impatient at times, but it used to seem to me that Mr. Winneck took his duties too seriously.
There were no letter-carriers in those days, and everybody had to come to the office to get or send letters.
I recall, even now, with a feeling of irritation, the deliberation of the postmaster in handling the mails, and how he rebuked the impatience of the waiting people with a gleam of his glittering eye.
The low brick block which curved from Main street round into Ship street is much the same as it was then, thoug