What's in a Name: Watch Hill, Lord's Hill, Asylum Hill -- or Gallaudet Hill?

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We all know when the neighborhood became Asylum Hill: after the "Asylum," now the American School for the Deaf, moved its school here in 1821. But when precisely was the name first applied? And when did it become the sole name for the neighborhood? Not only did Lord's Hill persist into the 20th century, the school actively lobbied to change the name. Here I'll record the history of the name, as best as I can find it.

History