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Record 741/746
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date of photo 1884
Description Cottrell's ledge.

"This is a view of the knoll above the Baptist Church, and shows how part of the road passed up over the hill. The old house on the right was the Henchman House - and this spot was earlier known as Henchman's Hill. The old house was built before the Revolution and one of our Minute-men, Jonathan Smith, lived there. The house was torn down many years ago and this picture must have been taken in 1884. The house on the left - the present Baptist parsonage - was built in 1848. Mr. Henchman was a retired sea-captain and bushied himself by keeping a tiny store. Asa Cottrell was an Attorney, I believe, and had his office on the premises.

In the early 1800s between the Henchman house and Vine Brook were the tan-yards - later beside the book was the Centre School House. That school house was later moved to Waltham Street no. almost directly across from the post office."
Object ID Worthen.slide56
Object Name Tintype
People Cottrell, Asa
Smith, Jonathan
Search Terms Baptist Parsonage
Centre School
Cottrell house
Cottrell's Ledge
Henchman House
Henchman's Hill
Lexington Center
Vine Brook
Waltham Street
Subjects Attorneys
Town center
Title Cottrell house, distant view
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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