towns.—Bond. who sold to Jonas Dix,
Jonas Dix was a graduate of Harvard in 1769; was Selectman in 1780-86 and School-master for twenty-two winters. who in turn sold to Theodore Lyman.
In the hands of the latter the rough and irregular grounds were brought into the highest state of cultivation, and laid out in the most artistic and elegant manner.
Across the brook which flowed through the lawn in front of the house he erected a beautifully proportioned bridge of three arches, made of Chelmsford white stone, which added greatly to the beauty of the place: but owing to some trouble with the town concerning it, it was afterwards removed.
Sixty years ago there was a deer park on the south side of Beaver Street opposite Forest Street, and from the bridge a road extended through the grounds across the present Linden Street to the back road, in the direction of Quince Street. Our views convey but a faint idea of the picturesqueness of the scenery in these attractive grounds.