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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., At Medford's old civic Center. (search)
lectrics and auto machines, and the dignified demeanor of former citizens is replaced by the bustling nervous energy fostered by modern conditions. Houses of historic association on the old highways have been demolished and hundreds of homes for our new citizens are being built in places formerly never dreamed of as residential districts. Even the physical aspect of the place has become altered. The river above Cradock bridge has been changed and some of the marshes are disappearing. Spot pond has a different look, and the forests around it, where were once wood-cutters' paths, are now the Middlesex Fells pierced by roads for pleasure driving. Hills have been levelled and great boulevards laid out on all sides that offer wonderfully fine views at all seasons, by day or night. In this direction we can honestly confess we see the march of improvement. For those who have known former generations the following facts are presented concerning a few houses and those who lived in t