WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 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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The Wellesley Historical Society Walk Series top: Wellesley Hills Elm Park Hotel after 1903 the Isaac Sprague Memorial Clock Tower stands tall at the site of the former hotel bottom: Today Looking at our old booklet again, this time from a new perspective, a few ideas presented themselves. We could consider talking about the early industry clustered around the water power along the Lower Falls, the transportation corridors that centered on the Worcester Turnpike and Washington Street, or the hidden story of the town's poor. Would these themes work? Would they interest other people as much as they did us? And could we connect the dots of history into a physical line? By this time, three months and hours of work into the project, it seemed we had gotten nowhere. One sign of progress, if it could be called that, was that we now had a full committee of seven willing men Walk No. 1 How Transportation Shaped Wellesley Saturday, September 21 9:00 am 1½ mile We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 1½ hour walk Meet at the Dadmun/McNamara House, 229 Washington Street (East corner of Route 9) Free for Historical Society members; $5.00 for others 110

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