Tree & Display Donors
In Memory of Joan Boudreau
Century 21 Advance
Paul Camuso—City Council
Clay Dreams Paint Your Own Pottery
Court St. Clementine, Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Courtyard Nursing Care
Ann Marie Cugno—School Committee
D&M Realty Trust
D’Errico & McGlynn Florists
Dr. Eric Gheewalla
Fireman’s Local Union 1032
Friends of the Medford Library
In Memory of Donna Fusco
Gaffey Funeral Home
Hallmark Health Team Medford
Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice of Malden
Kelly Family—Annie, Michael, Charlotte, Andrew, Cameron & Owen (on behalf of Medford’s Field of Dreams)
Lonergan Real Estate
In Memory of Jim Mangan
Mayor Michael McGlynn
6 POWDER HOUSE TERRACE Lorna Wilkerson and Michael Mushlitz
The house at 6 Powder House Terrace, which is a transitional style between the Italianate and the stick style, was built by George Bent Green in 1872. The Greens were a prominent Medford family who moved from Vermont to Medford in the 1830s. Green Road is named after the family, and the Medford driving school off of Medford Square is housed in George Bent Green's granary and warehouse, which was built in 1852.
George Bent Green was Medford city treasurer, and his son Robert, whose house is at 17 Green Road, founded the OB-GYN department at Massachusetts General Hospital. To this day, there is an endowed professorship in his name at hospital.
George Bent Green was proud of his Scottish heritage. Thistles, a symbol of his Scottish roots, are a motif found in the chandelier medallions.
In 2005, an 11-month exterior renovation was completed by its current owners, Lorna Wilkerson and Michael Mushlitz, who have owned the house since 1997. All 52 finials were gilded by hand, and much of the exterior ship lap siding was duplicated and replaced. While the original slate roof was being restored, a slate signed by a roofer in 1892 was discovered. It is on display in the house today.
The Victorians were great travelers and were known to spend up to a year on the "grand tour" collecting objects of exotic interest. The owners have continued this Victorian tradition. They have just returned from a trip to Morocco and decorated the house with a “Christmas in Morocco” theme. Objects from their travels are scattered throughout the house, including Lorna's collection of Chinese export silver displayed in the living room.
We welcome you to our home and wish you a most joyous holiday season.
Lorna Wilkerson & Michael Mushlitz