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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1933 Charles Freeman's Screen Factory closes 236. Pine Brook Valley Golf Club, one of the first Jewish country clubs in the nation, was developed on land belonging to the Foster and Davis estates. It opened about 1924. Francis Foster's "Doublet Hill" mansion was remodeled as a clubhouse. 237. In 1924, the private elementary Pigeon Hill School moved to the Winsor estate and was renamed Meadowbrook School. 238. Estate owner Charles Wells Hubbard devel- oped the Chiltern Hundreds area on the south side beginning in the mid-1920s. Arthur Shurtleff (later Shurcliff) laid out the curvilinear subdivision plan. Minimum cost of lots was originally set at $10,000. 239. Weston's first zoning by-laws were adopted in 1928. Minimum lot size was set at 10,000 square feet. 240. In his role as town planner in the 1920s, Arthur Shurtleff (later Shurcliff) drew up a plan for a roadway through the swamp south of town center. The State Road By-Pass was constructed in 1930-33. Thousands of cubic yards of peat were removed and replaced with sand and gravel. 241. Building the State Road By-Pass disturbed the flow of Three-Mile Brook through the Crescent Street area. The last of the area mills, Charles Freeman's screen factory, closed around 1933. s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e 75

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