Oakman and Eldridge Estate Sale


Publication: The Boston Daily Globe

Boston, MA, United States
vol. 22, no. 2, p. 9, col. 6

Somerville Matters.

Some years ago, Messrs. Samuel Oakman and B. W. Eldrige [sic] Eldridge, of the firm of Oakman & Eldridge, who did a large lumber trade in Charlestown, purchased a tract of land on Broadway, Winter Hill, in one of the most beautiful and attractive situations in the environs of Boston, upon which they erected the large double mansion now standing on the premises, tastily laid out the grounds in lawns, gardens, etc, set out fruit trees, shrubbery and otherwise beautified the place. Mr. Eldridge died, and Mr. Oakman sold the estate to the late D. N. Skillings, and the place has remained vacant for most of the time since. On the 21st of June the estate was purchased at mortgagee's sale by Mr. O. F. Owens, who has a large force of mechanics at work repairing the buildings and clearing up the grounds, preparatory to cutting-up the land in lots and selling at auction. The upper, or northwest house, with about 6000 feet of land, will be sold in one lot, and the remainder of the land on the Bond-street side, will be sold in lots varying in size from 4000 to 6000 feet each.


Keywords:Samuel Oakman
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:December 28, 2007 by: David Wiecek;