previous next

On Marm Simonds hill.

The second meetinghouse of Medford was built two centuries ago. Its story is preserved, with a view, in the Register, Vol. VII, No. 4, by F. H. C. Woolley.

One of its door-stones has for many years laid at the basement ‘side-door’ entrance of 279 High street (site of the first meetinghouse), residence of Robert J. Long.

Among notes regarding the meetinghouses, collected by Mr. L. L. Dame, and furnished by Mrs. Ruth (Dame) Coolidge, is the following, which confirms the story we have previously heard:—

Chocorua, N. H., July 12, 1898.
. . . I have always understood that the semi-circular stone step at the side door of my house is the original step at entrance of the early ‘Second Church.’ Old Mr. Noah Johnson, who knew the locality well, often spoke of it.


Mr. Hillman formerly lived at 279 High street. Mr. Johnson's home was backward at end of High street court, now that of Frederic Whitman. In 1870 Mr. Johnson's son-in-law, Milton F. Roberts (recently deceased), erected his dwelling at the corner of High street and court, the only new one between the brook and Woburn street in over a half century.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Chocorua (New Hampshire, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Noah Johnson (3)
M. G. Hillman (2)
L. L. Dame (2)
F. H. C. Woolley (1)
Frederic Whitman (1)
Ruth (1)
Milton F. Roberts (1)
Robert J. Long (1)
Richard B. Coolidge (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
July 12th, 1898 AD (1)
1870 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: