e man. The life of one so estimable and useful to his fellowmen ought to be better known by our people of today.
His fine mansion and extensive grounds were on High street, the site of the present Grace Church and the residence of the late James W. Tufts.
His greenhouses were the first probably built on any private estate in this town, and the foundations were used for the greenhouses erected by James W. Tufts.
The estate was filled with trees and shrubbery, which gave it an air of seclusJames W. Tufts.
The estate was filled with trees and shrubbery, which gave it an air of seclusion, and the passer-by caught just glimpse enough to make him long to enter and explore the attractions he knew must lie beyond.
Marshall P. Wilder, who contributed the chapter on The Horticulture of Boston and Vicinity for the Memorial History of Boston, describing the fine estates in the towns nearby, says, There were many fine estates in Medford in our own day. Such were those of Timothy Bigelow, Peter C. Brooks, Thatcher Magoun and others, who were interested in horticultural pursuits and