This blog is, as its subtitle says, a collection of profiles on historical buildings, people, and places in Wellesley, Massachusetts. I started it merely as a way to share some of the information on Wellesley’s history that I’ve gathered over the years. This research actually began when I first moved to Wellesley in 1989, but accelerated in recent years after witnessing the destruction of the 1938 high school, the Wellesley Inn, the Country Club clubhouse, and dozens of houses and other buildings throughout the town. I don’t anticipate that things will change overnight, but I strongly believe that knowledge is power and the more we know about Wellesley’s history, the more likely it is that the remaining historical structures will be saved.
My email address: joshuadorin [at] gmail.com
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- I’m always on the lookout for old photos, postcards, and videos (but not photocopies or post-1923 newspaper clippings). Specifically, I’m interested in pre-1940 photos of houses and pre-1980 photos of buildings and landmarks. If you have any that you’d be willing to give me copies or scans of, please contact me. I can also scan them myself if necessary.
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- The image in the header — Wellesley Railroad Station in Wellesley Square, Massachusetts — is in the public domain and belongs to the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, HABS, Reproduction number “HABS MASS,11-WEL,3–1”