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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23., The Touro house and its owner. (search)
f income was from his merchandise overseas. The Touro mansion in Medford was near present Touro avenue, and his shipyard towards the river, and his lands reached wellnigh to the Medford Hillside Railroad station and towards, but not including, some of the campus of Tufts College. In his day he little dreamed of the vision of Mr. Tufts putting a light upon the bleak pasture lands of Walnut Hill. Oliver Wiswall. Rev. Anson Titus. To this we will add that the Medford turnpike and Middlesex canal paid dividends for a time. As to Mr. Touro's shipyard or vessels he had built in Medford—we fail to find even the slightest mention of any such in that long list compiled by Rev. Augustus Baker in 1846. Yet, Mr. Touro, with his wealth, may have been a silent partner in that great Medford business of a century ago. As said above, his name is preserved, and is in daily use in Medford in Touro avenue, but we know of no relic of his old home other than the iron fireback taken from the c
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., The Medford Indian monument (search)
ks, this house was in the occupancy of various tenants until in May, 1909, his estate, comprising over fifty acres, passed into the hands of a real estate trust, which proceeded to lay out streets and house lots or building sites. The Mercury of May 28 and June 4 contains accounts of the sale and of efforts to save the bridge and monument from destruction. In his address of January 3, 1910, Mayor Brewer alluded to the bridge, saying, It is about the only substantial relic of the old Middlesex Canal in Medford, and I have been endeavoring to secure it for the city, together with a small oval of land, in order that the ancient structure may be preserved; and of the other, I wish to obtain the monument also for the city and to place it on the small oval, in front of the canal bridge, but up to the present have not succeeded in persuading the owners of the land that the city engineer's plan is the proper one. It would appear that all later efforts failed, as in August, 1911, the be
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., Found in Middlesex Canal Files of 1804. (search)
Found in Middlesex Canal Files of 1804. A Verbatim copy. Dementions of A. Boat 24 1/2 feet Keel & 6 feet Wide & 2 feet 4 Inches Deep to be built as follows. All of pine except one Streek In the bilge that to Bee Oake & to Row With four oars & to have seets fore and aft & a rudder and to Bee Built after the moddle of a Wale Boat to Bee finished In three Weeks and Sonner if possible Price Sixty Dollars Andrew Howard
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