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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1927 1920 First Regis College graduating class (1929 photo) Margaret Mosher becomes Weston's first children's librarian. (1916 high school graduation photo) 226. Robert Winsor also sold 50 acres to 228. The growth of the Catholic population in 230. From about 1920 to 1926, there was a "fly- Weston Golf Club, which remodeled Winsor's barn Massachusetts is reflected in the construction of St. ing field" in Weston located at Brown and Winter into a clubhouse. Julia Church (1921), Weston College (now Campion Streets. For a few dollars, residents could take a Center, 1924-27), and Regis College (1927). 15-minute ride on a rickety biplane. 227. The Women's Community League was founded in 1919 to continue the spirit of service 229. fostered during World War I. The League continues dren's librarian, a position she held for 42 years, pines in the area of Brown and Winter Streets pro- its mission of providing social, educational, and from 1920 to 1962. vided a favorite camping ground for gypsies. Margaret Mosher was Weston's first chil- 231. Before the flying field was built, the tall community service opportunities. 232. The town took over the private Weston Water Company in 1921. By 1931 there were 50 wells around the Kendal Green Pumping Station in addition to the earlier Warren Avenue wells. 233. The transition to motorized school trans- portation was largely complete by 1922, when the last horse-drawn barge was replaced by a bus. 234. The Weston Planning Board was organized in 1922. Arthur Shurtleff (later Shurcliff) was hired to map existing land use and prepare a master plan. 235. On his death in 1923, Horace Sears left money in permanent funds to assist library employees, maintain the Town Green, plant and care for trees in public places, buy library books, and pro- 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 vide college scholarships. 74

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