Historic Watertown: Edmund Fowle House Edmund Fowle House – It may look like an ordinary house, but the Edmund Fowle house is one of the oldest historical sites in Watertown. Built in 1772, the house was restored in 2004 and put back together to look almost exactly as it did in the 18th century. Join […]
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Historic Watertown: Historic Homes, The S.S. Watertown Watertown – Several weeks ago, Watertown Weekly News approached the Historical Society of Watertown to ask them about some places, people, and stories that have had an impact on Watertown’s history but are known to few people in the community. After working with the historical society, WCA-TV ventured […]
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Historical Figures Featured in Banners Around Town Watertown Square – Residents and commuters passing through Watertown Square and the East End will be getting a free history lesson thanks to Watertown Savings Bank and the Historical Society of Watertown. WSB Vice-President of Marketing Carole Katz has worked at the bank for 30 years and along […]
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Historic Watertown: Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery Cottage Street – Newton resident Bill McEvoy has spent nearly four years researching and documenting Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery. Located at the end of Cottage Street on the east end of Watertown, Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery is its own separate entity from Mount Auburn Cemetery. Surrounded on three sides […]
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Historic Watertown: Armenian Museum of America Watertown Square – Other than the country of Armenia, Watertown is home to the largest collection of Armenian artifacts, books, textiles, and many other aspects of the culture in the world. The Armenian Museum of America, which is located in Watertown Square, is the largest ethnic museum in all […]
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Historic Watertown: Mount Auburn Cemetery Mount Auburn Cemetery – Built in 1831, Mount Auburn Cemetery is the oldest open green space in the country. It predates New York City’s Central Park by nearly 30 years. The cemetery is home to the resting sites of many world renowned, authors, scientists, educators, artists, and many others. Today, […]
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Historic Watertown: Tyler Bigelow House Riverside Street – Built in 1806 on Riverside Street and designated as a Watertown Landmark in 2011, the Tyler Bigelow House is yet another piece of this community’s storied history. The house was purchased by Tyler Bigelow, a prominent lawyer and leading citizen in the Watertown community in the early […]
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Historic Watertown: Abraham Browne House 562 Main St – Constructed between 1694 and 1701 for a farming family, Browne House contains rare surviving architectural features from the late seventeenth century. In a near ruinous state when it was acquired by Historic New England founder William Sumner Appleton in 1919, the house was painstakingly restored in […]
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Historic Watertown: The Plumbing Museum The Plumbing Museum – Right here in Watertown, you can follow the fascinating progression of plumbing through the centuries at The Plumbing Museum, where exhibits include artifacts from the 19th century, evolving plumbing systems, and diagrams of various plumbing technologies. Photo by Dan Hogan Originally founded in Worcester in 1979, […]
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