WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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1913 200th Anniversary Parade, (left) looking west from First Parish Steeple; (right) "Hillcrest Boys" 210. As a child living on North Avenue in the late 212. The town's first zoning act, allowable under was created out of swampland, a new "Townhouse 1910s, Elsie Cooke recalled that she and her a 1912 state tenement-house law, was to ban the Road" enclosed the common, and a new fire sta- friends would watch for cars and write down license construction of three-family "triple deckers." tion and new town hall were constructed. numbers. "If we saw five cars, it was a big day." 211. 213. The jitney bus was a public transportation option beginning in the late 1910s. With a quarter, In 1912, Weston adopted the Town architect Arthur Shurtleff (later Shurcliff). owners. The old town hall was demolished and Cutting's Store was moved down the street. see a movie (10 cents), and still have money for an 214. ice cream cone. We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 To create the Town Green, eleven acres were taken by eminent domain from eight property one could take a round trip to Waltham (10 cents), 72 215. Improvement Plan developed by noted landscape mented over the next decade. The "town common" The Town Improvement Plan was imple- 216. The 200th anniversary of the town in 1913

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