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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10 tips for… ( T H E H O W T O R E S E A R C H W E L L E S L E Y Y O U R H I S T O R I C A L H O M E AT S O C I E T Y ) You can learn more about the history of your home with a variety of resources available at the Wellesley Historical Society. one Consult Historical Commission surveys Volunteers from the Wellesley Historical Commission have documented the history of selected homes in cooperation with the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC). Over 400 homes in Wellesley were surveyed, and if your home is one of them, you've hit the jackpot! These surveys are available at the Wellesley Historical Society or look online at the MHC database at www.mhc-macris.net/index.htm. two BETH FURMAN Discover who used to live in your home Have you ever wondered who used to live in your house? Knowing the name of past property owners is an important step in researching your home, as it can help you utilize other historic resources. about the wellesley historical society The Wellesley Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Wellesley. The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please call Kathleen Fahey, Curator, to make an appointment 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 to research your home at 781.235.6690 or via e-mail at kfahey@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org. Due to the staff time involved in searching various resources, there is a file-search fee of $30 for non-members and realtor inquiries. The Society owns a complete set of the Wellesley List of Residents so you can quickly locate the name, age, and occupation of past owners. three View a plan of your house If your house was built by a local developer or designed by a local architect, make an appointment to see if a plan of your house or subdivision is in the Wellesley Historical The Wellesley Historical Society is located at 229 Washington Street, Wellesley. Please visit 24 Society's extensive Maps and Plans Collection. Many www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org. architects did not include street addresses on their plans,

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