George Draper Osgood is a bit of a mystery. He was a Harvard honor student and graduate, but
it appears that he never worked. In the street listing books, he was always given as "at home."
When his mother and sister were living at The Larches, he was there. Later he was at Dana's
home, Lawlah, which by the mid-twentieth century was well known in town as The Harel House.
It seems that he was living alone in what has often been described as a big, spooky old place,
for many years. He's in the books through 1952, and then disappears. I've checked the list of
deaths in the town reports for 1952 and several years after, without finding his name. Evidently
he was out of town by the time of his death. I haven't found an obituary for him in the Bancroft
In the 1934 street listing book, George is given as 46 and at home. Austin Osgood was 22, a
student. By 1945 George was the only Osgood still named in the books.
The former Osgood house/Harel House on Jackson
Way (original address was Greene Street) c. 2000.