• About David Temple

    David Temple is the president of the Medfield Historical Society and co-chair of the Medfield Historical Commission. He grew up in Medfield and left to go away to college (history major) and sow a wild oat or two. In 1970 he and Marjorie bought a barn at the corner of South Street and Rocky Lane in Medfield and made it into the home they have lived in ever since.

    Monteville Presentation Draws a Big Crowd

    by  • February 20, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, 1990s, Frances Cafe, Korean War, Medfield, World War II • 0 Comments

    An unusually large crowd of some 50 people jammed the basement of the Old Meetinghouse (Unitarian Church) on Feb. 4 to hear noted sportswriter, biographer, and Medfield resident Leigh Montville. Montville is best-known locally as a sports reporter and columnist for the Boston Globe from 1968 to 1989, when he went to Sports Illustrated....

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    Lost Medfield

    by  • October 3, 2018 • Daniel Curtis, E. V. Mitchell, Manor Inn, Medfield, Montrose School, North Street, Walter Janes • 0 Comments

    (Editor’s note: The text and photos were the historical society’s lead exhibit at Medfield Day. There have been many books written with titles like Lost New York, Lost Chicago, Lost San Francisco; this is the first article entitled Lost Medfield.) Akkompoin, later known as the Manor Inn, was the home of Edwin V. Mitchell,...

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    Medfield Midcentury Memories: Murder in the Tricentennial Year

    by  • September 25, 2017 • 1950s, Main Street, Medfield • 2 Comments

      I happened to be looking through the 1950 annual town report this week – interesting similarities and wow! contrasts then vs. now. 1950 2017 Population 4,549 (incl. 2000+ at hosp.) 12,024 (2010 census) School population 484 (24 in senior class) 2,634 (240 seniors) School budget* $88,000 $33 million (up 375%!) Property valuation $3.2...

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