Ms. Grace Weston House // c.1898

At the end of the 19th century, much of Boston’s suburban communities saw rapid development where country estates and farmhouses were razed and their properties laid out for residential development. This house in Newton was built around 1898 as a late Queen Anne and it has so many details and intricacies. The earliest known owner was Grace M. Weston who was mentioned often in local newspapers as an expert on antiques.

4 thoughts on “Ms. Grace Weston House // c.1898

  1. Paul Chandler November 2, 2022 / 3:33 pm

    I know my uncle and aunt had a house on Fairfax Street in West Newton that exhibited some neat features. I think it was 12 or 14 and was one in from the corner on the side of the street furthest from the main drag. A huge front porch. Dad grew up on Parmenter Rd in a house built around 1927–a bungalow, and my grandparents were at 24 Stratford Road in a “modern” development. They bought there in 1953 and my grandfather sold it c. 1966. I went inside it about six or seven years ago and the owner was the person who bought it from him. Enjoy seeing both Newton and Everett properties (my mom was from there).

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  2. Marlin November 2, 2022 / 3:34 pm

    What a gem!

    Buildings of New England Admin.: Have you been to Stonington, Ct? The number of preserved and restored 19th century structures is remarkable. I walked around there last weekend, marveling at it.

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      • Marlin Williams November 2, 2022 / 7:08 pm

        Well, there are about a dozen sites on the National Register of Historic Places, including an entire neighborhood. The restored lighthouse is remarkable, as is the rebuilt Joclyn Gun Factory plant (now condos) One house — I believe it is called The Palmer House — was, at different times, the home of poet Stephen Vincent Benet and artist James Whistler. Novelist Peter Benchley’s house is also in Stonongton.

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