The northern portion of the University’s oldest campus, home to the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and the Fletcher School, falls within the city of Medford. Located just five miles from Boston, the community is comprised of suburban neighborhoods, parks and eclectic city squares. First settled in the late 1600s as the fourth oldest English settlement in America, Medford was home to shipbuilding and manufacturing industries for more than a century. The historic city retains its rich architectural heritage, which features a collection of Federal, Greek revival and Victorian buildings. Medford is also home to the third largest collection of civil war photos in the world.