pestry 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 tavern, alias Thomas Seccomb house, the three-story brick house, and the more modern Tufts hall building, have all been razed.
But not for long the major's outlook, as a deep cellar has been excavated and built in their places, and a modern mercantile building is in process of erection thereon.
We regret that it was necessary to remove the big horse-