WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2018

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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from whom they learned to grow beans, pumpkins, tobacco, wild rice, and maize. JP is likely to have been named for Kuchamakin, who was regent for the young Chief of the Massachusett tribe, or for his wife Jamaco, who was known for her fine basket weaving. Well-to-do Bostonians also took a liking to JP; the village's rolling hills, deep forests, and 70-acre pond offered a bucolic setting for their country estates. THE LORING GREEN HOUSE, at 12 South Street, is the last of these 18th century residences. Built in 1770 for Joshua Loring, a retired commodore in the British Navy, the estate originally included a Georgian-style home with a captain's walk, a carriage house, luscious gardens, and an active farm. Loring and his family were not able to enjoy their estate for long, however. Fearing for their lives as Colonial unrest grew, they abandoned the property and returned to England. Their home would serve as headquarters and a hospital for rebel troops. A simple puddingstone boulder on Monument Square recognizes the men from JP who gave their lives in support of the revolution. SOLDIER'S MONUMENT, which is crowned with a statue of a Union soldier, commemorates the men from JP who died preserving the Union less than a century later. You can plan to attend THURSDAYS ON THE LAWN at the Loring Green House, when folks gather for picnics — or food trucks — and live music, every Thursday, June through October. left: Soldier's Monument top: Well-maintained, brightly-colored homes along a JP street bottom: Footlight Club P H O T O S B Y B E T H F U R M A N 200 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8 excursions "a quiet, rural village"

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