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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., Pine and Pasture Hills and the part they have Contributed to the development of Medford. (search)
of the hill, close to the water's edge, near the fording place, on the pathway from Salem to Mistick ford and near to the future location of the bridge, that Governor Cradock's servants selected their dwelling-place. It was an ideal spot, there being no other location from Wilson's farm to the Wears, taking all things into considprague and his party (two of whom were his brothers Richard and William) from Salem through the wilderness to Mistick ford, in the summer of 1628(9). They found Mr. Cradock's servants occupying a farm called Mistick, that they had planted on the east side of the river called Mistick. It is almost certain that this path was an Indi Samuel Richardson are appointed to lay out a highway between this town and Mistick bridge being joined with some of Charlestown and some of Mistick House. [Governor Cradock's farm house in Medford square.] The record fails to give the location of the way. There is, however, but one way where the road could have been laid out
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., The Historical Society's sale and removal. (search)
ical Society has moved its library and collection into temporary quarters, thus vacating the historic house that for eighteen years has been its home, first by rental and in 1902 by purchase. The new owner will change the same by two stores on the ground floor with modern accessories of plate glass, etc., but will as far as possible preserve the old style exterior of the upper portion so familiar to Medford people. The present register is sent out from the new location—the site of Governor Cradock's ferme house by the way—the quarters secured at No. 6 Main street. These can be but temporary (as changes are contemplated on Riverside avenue ) but for the immediate future are well adapted both for our library and collection and for a meeting place until plans can be made for a future home. It is hoped that a fireproof building will be forthcoming, where the library and choice collection of antiques can be properly housed, and to this end active work will soon begin. The people wil
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., The Tufts family residences. (search)
This was under this italicized caption, Governor Cradock's House. He said That it was built by Mr.Mr. Cradock soon after the arrival of his company, . . . will appear from the following facts. Let e produces. First. The land was given to Mr. Cradock. So was a strip about four miles along the river. Second. When the heirs of Mr. Cradock gave a deed, 1652, they mentioned houses, barns, ae it necessary. Is there any evidence that Mr. Cradock's business interests centered at that pointe conclusion, therefore, is inevitable that Mr. Cradock built it. It would be inevitable if that preader of Medford's history will doubt that Mr. Cradock had a house built at about 1634, where his lear,. . . . the old fort, so called, was Governor Cradock's house, built in 1634. Doubtless the Meck was imported from England. Named from Matthew Cradock, governor of the Massachusetts Company inHouse was not of brick, was not the so-called Cradock mansion, Medford seems to have had many ma[2 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., Medford's Metes and bounds. (search)
ndition and in their proper places. This is known as Perambulation of Town Lines. We understand that under our city government some aldermen are accompanied by the city engineer or his representative. We may not think that this duty is strictly ambulatory, or that the exact or all the boundary line is walked over. It would be impracticable thus to do, unless, indeed, our mayor adds an aeroplane to the equipment of the highway department. The Medford of today is much larger than was Governor Cradock's farm, which lay north of the river and a mile backward in all places. The latest map of Medford, if cut by its outlines from one of the county, would reveal a singular shape, reminding one of a broody, bristling hen. The hen's beak is in the water where Malden river joins the Mystic, the broad tail reaches Stoneham, and the sheltering wing covers the parkway and dips into the waters of Mystic lake, and this even though the ordinary hen is not aquatic in her habits. Around this c