Our Commonwealth's Historic Districts

Our advocacy for the treasures that we have been passed down through history, are both rich and valued. There are very few communities that have been honored with the noblesse oblige of which Methuen was the recipient. We claim three millionaires as benefactors from the past! Of the three, my personal favorite, Edward F. Searles is clearly the most generous…and most probably the wealthiest. The fact that he was a home-grown product of Methuen of humble origins, is amazing that he returned as a wealthy adult and shared his riches. I like to chuckle when I consider the apparent competition of Searles and his contemporary Tenney! It’s almost as though each harbored a little ‘castle envy’ in the

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