The Point Well, at the junction of the Boston and Bridgewater Roads (Main and Summer Streets) is an old landmark. Built by three men, Benjamin Samson, Joseph Stacey and Samuel Foster on the Rev. Mr. Stacey's land, it supplied water for the many families of the neighborhood for more than one hundred and fifty years. After the town system was installed in 1886 it was still used, especially by wayfarers on the two important thorofares which met at the Point, but hoodlums raised such havoc with the rope and bucket, it was finally dismantled and covered over with the huge stone slab still there. The well is said to be ninety feet or more in depth and the water of good quality, cold and sweet. When the well was abandoned, there was much lamenting on the part of travelers particularly, and it was to fill the apparent need that Mr. Henry Glover of Cambridge, born in the house on the east side of Summer Street, formerly Samuel Foster's, opposite the well, gave to the Town of Kingston a drinking fountain for man and beast, which stood at the Point for many years.

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