25,000 to $30,000.—Statement from First Parish Records.
In 1872-73 the town erected the large brick Russell School House, at a cost of $57,911.04 and $713 for additional land, to replace the former school-house which had been burned in 1872.
In 1872 the Arlington Land Company is mentioned in the town records.
A friend contributes the following sketch, furnished by a gentleman prominently connected with the formation of this Land Company:—
Arlington Heights, formerly known as Circle Hill, has always been noted for fine scenery, and for the magnificent views, from the summit of the hill, of the city and harbor of Boston, and the numerous towns and cities adjoining.
In 1872, an Association, composed mostly of gentlemen doing business in Boston, purchased several hundred acres of land at this place, with a view to build up a village as a place of residence for themselves and others similarly situated.
Many previous attempts had been made to furnish homes outside the city