[Old Town Center] [lantern slide]: view looking southwest at the former Weston Public Library, ca. 1899-1900, by Fox, Jenney and Gale, at 356 Boston Post Road
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
1 lantern slide: glass; 5 x 7 in
United States of America, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Weston
Old Town Center (Weston, Massachusetts)
Plaque on library reads, "The Public Library of the Town of Weston".
In 1912 Arthur Shurliff, landscape architect (1870-1957) was commissioned by the Town to redesign the Town Center. This photograph, one of many in a series, by Thomas Sears precede the ca. 1919 demolition of the Old Town Hall and Cutting's Store associated with that project. For further information see Pamela W. Fox, "Farm Town to Suburb: The History and Architecture of Weston, Massachusetts, 1830 to 1980," Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall, publisher, 2002.
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