the fashion had changed and the tower came into its own again.
St. Mary's, on Salem street, near Malden line, whose brick tower in which is a clock paid for by Medford, was the first to build.
Then Grace church, out growing its wooden chapel of 1850, acquired largely through the munificence of Mrs. Ellen Shepherd Brooks its beautiful stone church with ivy mantled tower.
In ‘72 the First Methodist and the First Baptist, and in ‘73 Trinity Methodist and the Congregational (both the latter at volving sails it was an interesting sight, especially when in operation.
In sight of that was another tower (once a windmill), the old powder house just over the line in Somerville.
Harvard College erected on the hill beside Winthrop street in 1850 a tower, or cairn of rock, only a few years ago removed.
This was for a meridian mark, and due north from the observatory at Cambridge.
Even the most casual observer will note the difference in the dwellings of any town, and experienced ones c
the person of its minister, who spelled his name Turell,—which would indicate that his ancestors were of French extraction.
To him it was given to be the occupant of the second pulpit during its entire existence and to begin that of another.
That second pulpit only lacked supporting pillars under its sounding board (it being suspended by an iron rod), to make it almost a duplicate of the bell turret, the only example of which latter now remaining is that in Hingham, built in 1681.
In 1669-70 was built the third meeting-house.
This had the feature of a tower from the ground, whose first floor formed a vestibule, and contained a staircase leading to the gallery.
Higher up, may (prior to 1812) have been stored the town's stock of powder.
We are assuming this last, as such was the custom elsewhere.
This tower was quite imposing in appearance, five stories in height, and stood directly against the easterly end of the meeting-house, which was of ample proportion to accommodate th