Reverend Convers Francis House, 6 Riverside Street. Built in ca. 1720. Recently known as the Joseph A. McDonald Funeral Home, retains its early features -- old window casings with inside blinds, original stairway, and fireplaces. Convers Francis was minister of the Watertown, Massachusetts, Unitarian Church from 1819 to 1842. Francis taught Theodore Parker beginning in 1832. Both Francis and Parker joined the Transcendental Club in the 1830s, an organization which included members such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller. Later in life, Francis was a professor at Harvard Divinity School.