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Identifier: harvardbookserie02vail
Title: The Harvard book : a series of historical, biographical, and descriptive sketches
Year: 1875 (1870s)
Authors: Vaille, F. O. (Frederick Onzi), b. 1850, comp Clark, Henry A. (Henry Alden), 1850-1944, joint comp
Subjects: Harvard University Harvard University Harvard University
Publisher: Cambridge : Welch, Bigelow, and Co.
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library


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y Mr. Royal Stimson, the superintend-ent of the College Wood-Yard, the entrance to which was a portion of the presentChurch Street. In our time it was leased partially on this occasion to theexhibitors of shows. The Fat Baby, the Cage of Reptiles, and Punch and Judymay be mentioned to show the range of the phenomena exhibited. We maypresume that this house was in demand for the same purpose at the far morefully thronged Commencement of a hundred years since. At or near the southeast corner of Church Street at Commencement timebegan the tables devoted to toys and infantile confectionery, extending in fullforce at least as far as the angle above mentioned in the engraving, and perhapsto the old Court House, then occupying the ground now covered by the build-ing designated as Lyceum Hall. At this corner stood, until some twenty yearssince, the ugly three-story, brick-ended, wooden-fronted, College House, generallyconsidered to be the Den of tradition, and the scene of the Wiswall legend.

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HARVARD SQUARE. 31 Next to this southerly, and a little back from the street, as the old inhabi-tant thinks who is consulted on the question, was a small one-story buildingwhich sheltered the College engine. Next was a passageway some twenty orthirty feet wide giving entrance to the College carpenters shop. This buildingonce stood in the College yard. Next the passageway was the building whichappears on the right of the engraving. We think the northerly end of it wasprotected by a continuation of the fence which appears in front. The projectingangle which it makes is still obviously represented in the line of the buildingformerly called Graduates Hall, now College House. It was also a College house, and fifty years ago was occupied by the LawProfessor. The number of pupils was small, and we have seen most or all ofthem perched together on the fence in front. To obviate scepticism, let usobserve that this fence was surmounted by a convenient cap which does notassert itself in the engra


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