National Geographic : 1929 May
Photographs by Clifton Adams TURRETS THAT SHADOW THE COOLIDGES' FIRST "HOME TOWN" Not Northampton, Massachusetts, but Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, has the earliest claim on the family of Calvin Coolidge, for the John Coolidge who settled at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1630 was born in Cottenham in 1604. The original church tower was destroyed by storm. LOOKING UP INTO THE FAMOUS BOSTON STUMP The lofty tower of St. Botolph's Church isamasterpiece ofdesign and construction (see Color Plate XX). The bosses which decorate its splendid groined ceiling are carved with ecclesiastical symbols and the central one weighs six tons(see, also, page 625).