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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vital to your search. four Map it out A historic atlas is a series of hand-drawn maps that are bound together. The atlases in the Society's collection provide a birds-eye view of entire neighborhoods and contain detailed information such as property owners, building sizes, and materials. The 1947 Sanborn Fire Insurance Atlas of Wellesley is color coded to reveal different building materials such as wood, stone, and brick. five seven nine The Assessors List of Real and Personal Property so having the name of a previous property owner is Wellesley in the Cliff Road area between 1885 and allows you to find out the assessed value of a 1926, and his personal and business papers are property for a given year and often lists outbuild- part of the Wellesley Historical Society collection. ings and garden structures. Early Assessors Lists Details about your house may be available in in the Wellesley Historical Society's collection iden- these extensive files. This collection is largely tify property owners with livestock by documenting unprocessed, so get ready for some real detective outbuildings such as barns, henhouses, and goat work if you want to tap this unexplored resource! houses. ten Learn the assessed value of your property eight Dig deeper Tap an unexplored resource Albion Clapp owned and developed large areas of Read a book The Wellesley Historical Society Library Collection If your home was built, bought, or sold in Wellesley Get the picture The Society has over 1,000 images of Wellesley homes in its archives so a picture of your house may be available. Early images can help identify renovations and additions as well as provide clues about original details. If an image is not available, features books on different topics related to between 1895 and 1955, there is a very good Wellesley history, many with information about chance that Clarence A. Bunker served as the historic houses. The Society's collection includes lawyer for the transaction. The Society is home to published books such as Joseph E. Fiske's History Bunker's professional papers and these files reveal of the Town of Wellesley and rare volumes such as information pertaining to deeds, titles, and mort- William H. Hollis's History of Old Houses, Families gages and often include blue prints and maps. and Land in Wellesley and Lower Falls. you may want to consider submitting a recent photo of your home – a future owner will benefit from your forethought! six thebathshowcase.com Consult the street name index 58R Pulaski Street Peabody, MA 290 Second Avenue Waltham, MA 25 Commerce Way North Andover, MA 112 Middlesex Street North Chelmsford, MA 106 Route 125 Kingston, NH Have you ever wondered how your street got its name? The Society's street name index explains the origin of over 500 streets in Wellesley. Some names are descriptive, others memorialize fallen war heroes, and some are just fanciful. A few streets in Wellesley have even changed names over the years. Weston Road, for example, was known for a brief period as Blossom Road. other local resources: n WELLESLEY TOWN HALL Various departments www.wellesleyma.gov n WELLESLEY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY Reference Services www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org WELLESLEY HISTORICAL COMMISSION E-mail: historicalcomm@wellesleyma.gov n NORFOLK COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS www.norfolkdeeds.org ( K AT H L E E N FA H E Y writer ) Flipside® Handshower Four distinct sprays, one fun shower. The KOHLER® Flipside handshower gives you four unique showering sensations, from soothing to exhilarating. And, with three style options, there's a handshower for every bathroom and a spray for every need. Visit our showroom to experience firsthand the exceptional quality of KOHLER handshowers. 25 f a l l 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 n

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