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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., Development of the business section of West Medford. (search)
e property came into the hands of his grandson, James M. Usher, 2d. The former Usher mansion was moved in three sections up Playstead road (then opened), and the broom over Macy's and became a tonsorial parlor. Not content with this, young Mr. Usher had a one-story skyscraper built of wood on Playstead road with five small shtiations were in progress for the post office to be in this new building when Mr. Usher, 2d, forestalled matters and kept Uncle Sam as tenant by tearing down the oldores with very large plate glass, and when completed was at once occupied. The Usher wooden block, after taking fire so many times that it acquired the name of the n, was damaged beyond repair by fire on December 24, 1921. The house where Mr. Usher last lived was moved twice, lastly near to Warren street, and a one-story stre of which has been preserved. After the removal of the old station house to Mr. Usher's land (between the Whitmore-Usher house and the Wyatt house), Wilber moved i