October Cemetery Tour Draws 65
On Sunday, October 19, the Weston Historical Society and Golden Ball Tavern co-sponsored a cemetery tour attended by 65 people of all ages.
Henderson House For Sale
A significant Weston landmark is now on the market. Northeastern University, owner of the magnificent
Tudor-style Edward R. Peirce House (also known as Henderson House) has listed the 10-bedroom, 16,463-square-foot
mansion for $7,795,000. The hilltop property encompasses 5.62 acres.
The Peirce House is the only remaining Tudor estate house in Weston and one of the most significant of about a dozen remaining estate houses in Weston. It retains a wealth of architectural detail, both inside and out.
The present house is the second to be built on the site, replacing a 1903 mansion of similar style built for Arthur Winship Clapp. Edward Peirce bought the Clapp House in 1908. On New Year's Day, 1925, while Mr. and Mrs. Peirce were in California for the winter, fire destroyed the former Clapp House. It was rebuilt using a similar floorplan and style. Below are photographs of the original 1903 house and the rebuilt 1926-28 version. Notice the similarities and differences.
Click here for additional history and images of Henderson House, or navigate to the Henderson House page via the Discover Weston page and clicking on Places.
A Weston TimelineFor the 2013 Tercentennial, the Weston Historical Commission has published A Weston Timeline by Pamela W. Fox, a 46-page color illustrated booklet produced in cooperation with the Weston Historical Society.
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