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The Withington bakery. DURING the first week in May the old buildings so long the home of t
laced on their sign, Established 1825.
Henry Withington had never learned the trade or business o ed in business in that year.
The ovens that Withington and Lane used were those of some earlier bak .
After two years Mr. Lane went out and Mr. Withington continued in business by himself.
But on ears ago moved next the common.
In 1830 Mr. Withington moved into the old house now demolished, l Medford Historical Society's building.
Henry Withington subsequently erected in the rear of his p rated or cracked—hence the name, crackers. Mr. Withington did not originate the Medford cracker.
Th he establishing of the business in 1825 by Mr. Withington seems to have been a survival of the fitte the old marketplace.
In 1862 the third Henry Withington, whose birth has been mentioned, succeede the cent's worth to the waiting crowd.
Mr. Withington sold out to Ewen McPherson in 1885, and he [1 more...]
Old landmarks gone. WITH the demolition of the old Withington bakery, the dismantling of the Historical Society's former home, and the alteration of half the tenement-block known as Doctors' Row for business purposes, the view of Salem street from Medford square is materially changed. The glass and stucco front of the latter, the marble, and tapestry brick of the theatre building, and the stucco walls that hide the little that was left at Ashland street, are in marked contrast to the view in May last. We were told that the old-time architecture would be there retained, at least in the upper stories, and so stated in the June register. But we look in vain therefor. The legend is, Bvilt, 1802; Rebvilt, 1915 but what the craft shown in the front panel may be— ark, viking ship or hydroplane-we are waiting to learn. If Major Jonathan Wade could drop into his old domicile today he might enjoy an uninterrupted view of the market-place, as the City Hall annex, alias Simpson tav