||Edwin B. Worthen Collection
||Crowe's shop and house, Massachusetts Avenue between Pleasant Street and the old Adams School.
"These are the two houses which formerly stood next below the old Adams School. The larger house was moved up Massachusetts Avenue and is now just below the Jonathan Harrington house, number 935. For a considerable period in the 1870s and 1880s the little house formerly stood off Concord Avenue near Waltham Street (E). It was moved to the Village about 1820. Was occupied by a family named Nash. The daughter, Ellen, had been a school teacher in Boston. For many years she conducted a very successful private school in Lexington, part of the time in the house side of Vine Brook and later in the old Town Hall.
I recall it as the home of James Crowe, the shoe-maker. Mr. Crowe was very religious, though I have no idea what faith he embraced. Whatever it was it was a militant faith and he was in constant debate with those who hung around the stoves in the village stores. His little front room, used as a shop, was lined with religious mottos and signs. I shall never forget one that read: Shoes left for repairs for more than 30 days will be sold for charges Jesus only can save you."
Massachusetts Avenue #935
Crowe House, Massachusetts Avenue
||Crowe's shop and house, Massachusetts Avenue