The Meeting-House: The Minister and the Parsonage of Milton, Mass, Two Hundred Years Ago (Classic Reprint)

byJohn Atherton Tucker

Paperback | August 3, 2018

The Meeting-House: The Minister and the Parsonage of Milton, Mass, Two Hundred Years Ago (Classic Reprint) by John Atherton Tucker
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Excerpt from The Meeting-House: The Minister and the Parsonage of Milton, Mass, Two Hundred Years Ago

Before this change of method took place, the Town of Milton on four dif ferent occasions had the experience of selecting a location for a place of wor ship and erecting a building suitable for that purpose. Milton's first meeting house appears to have been built about the middle of the seventeenth century, while our Town was still a part of Dorchester, and the name of Milton had not as yet been given to this part of the parent Town south the Neponset. The site of this place of worship is said to have been at the junction of Adams Street and Churchill's Lane, and this _view would seem to account for the unusual wide Opening of the lane as it enters the main street. This opening, according to the History of Milton, page 192, at that date was larger than now.

The green triangle as at present laid out at this spot would admit of a build ing 30 by 35 feet, which is three times the size of the first meeting house in Salem built in 1634.

But whatever its size, and whenever or wherever built, this first public building in Milton served as a place of weekly devotion for the early settlers here, and also for some of those from the nearer parts of Braintree, which was our next neighbor on the southeast. The Town having thus provided a place of worship, next turned their attention to the securing a home for whoever might serve them in the ministry.

At that time and previous to the coming of Mr. Thacher, the minister was hired by the year and his stay being uncertain he would not care to buy land and build a house till better assured of remaining. Probably at this time nearly every house in town was occupied by the owner thereof. The custom of adorn ing the front yard or window pane with the sign To Let had not as yet been introduced, and the means of conveyance was so scant that it was desirable for the minister to live near the meeting house.

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Title:The Meeting-House: The Minister and the Parsonage of Milton, Mass, Two Hundred Years Ago (Classic R...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:24 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.05 inShipping dimensions:24 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.05 inPublished:August 3, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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