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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., The delta, 1822—Bennett delta, 1924. (search)
22—Bennett delta, 1924. By dedication of Bennett memorial tablet on Sunday, May 11, 1924, the triangular park at junction of High and Grove streets is officially named Bennett delta. It was laid out and trees planted by its then owner, Peter Chardon Brooks, a century ago, and was styled by Historian Rev. Charles Brooks, The Delta. It is really the beginning of Medford's park system. The exercises of dedication, attended by a vast throng, though weather conditions were adverse, were well caacing Woburn road was the house of Golden Moore, purchased by Thomas Brooks in 1660, and occupied by his son, Caleb Brooks, on his coming to Medford in 1679, and torn down by his grandson Samuel, just a century later. It was the wish of Peter Chardon Brooks that the estate should remain in the family as long as possible. Not until 1909 was any portion of the Brooks estate (west of the railroad) sold. Then came the erection of numerous houses by the West Medford Real Estate Trust and others,