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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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1889 Hook & Hastings organ factory is completed and company moved to Weston 1889 Merchant James Brown Case builds the Case House 123. In the late 19th century, individuals paid property taxes on both real estate and personal property. Weston's low tax rate and under appraisal of real estate helped attract and keep affluent residents. 124. Late 19th century leaders discouraged industrial development as "obnoxious to the pleasure of home life in the country." 125. When it finally got going in the 1880s, the Central Massachusetts had three morning trains, known to locals as the "Worker" (7:03 am), "Clerker" (8:02 am), and "Shirker" (8:45 am). 126. P.J. McAuliffe, who later became Chief of Police, ran a livery stable near the Central Mass. train station. He began with horse-drawn vehicles and later converted to gasoline taxis. He also had a gasoline pump. 127. In the 1880s, estate owners Charles Jackson Paine and Charles Townsend Hubbard sought the advice of famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. 128. In 1882 a committee was chosen to select names for the town's principal roads. Some have since been changed including Central Avenue (now Boston Post Road), Elm Street (now Love Lane), and Forest Street (now Conant Road). We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 129. The first town by-laws in 1882 included the following provision: "No person shall behave themselves in a rude or disorderly manner, or use any indecent, profane, or insulting language in any public place in the Town…" 130. In the mid-1880s, manufacturing at Sibley Mills ceased when the Massachusetts Legislature 66

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