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A Little Medford History…

Medford, Massachusetts is a vibrant, diverse and thriving community. With a rich history, unique geographic position close to Boston and Cambridge, and its river, lakes, ponds, conservation areas, many historic properties and the world-renowned Tufts University, Medford has a lot to offer.

Early Years First settled in 1630, Medford is the fourth oldest English settlement in America. Governor Matthew Craddock headed the settlement, and over the next 200 years, it became a flourishing village with farms, fisheries and a shipbuilding industry. In 1892, the Medford incorporated as the City of Medford and elected its first mayor, General Samuel Crockett Lawrence.

People Many famous leaders, activists, philanthropists, statesmen and pioneers have called Medford home throughout the years, including:

Abraham Tourophilanthropist and a founding contributor to the Massachusetts General Hospital

Lydia Maria Francis Childabolitionist, author and early feminist

George Luther Shearnsabolitionist and newspaper publisher

Charles Tufts and Timothy Cottingfounding contributors of Tufts University

Amelia Earheartfirst women to fly across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Fanny Farmercookbook author famous for chocolate recipes

James Pierpontauthor of "Jingle Bells"

27 MAMMOLA WAY Angela Sperduto and Brian Martin

Angela Sperduto Martin and Brian Martin live on a quiet cul-de- sac at 27 Mammola Way. Brian, originally from Medford, and Angela, a former Somerville resident, purchased the two-story white brick split-entry home about four years ago. The home has two bedrooms, a family room and a den.

Although a work in progress, the home has undergone many upgrades. The open floor plan reflects the more modern environment this home has to offer.

The kitchen has undergone several remodels including granite, tumbled marble, new hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. The high cathedral ceiling with wooden beams reflects the architectural design of the home. The large angle windows frame the floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the center of the room. In addition, the fireplace was refaced in Italian tumbled marble.

The backyard represents the biggest transformation. A tropical paradise for lounging and daydreaming was created with an in- ground pool, patio pavers, gazebo, pond and hot tub. The design was created by Angela Sperduto Martin, where every component has a function and purpose.

The Martins are new to this home, but they are looking forward to creating new memories with the love of lots of family and friends.

We wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

The Martins



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