July 15, 2017
As manufacturing matures in the historic downtown area around the 1835 Boston and Worcester railroad yard, new mid-19th century to early 20th century neighborhoods begin to develop on the early village’s western edge.
Paralleling the early north-south Church Street, new streets like Blake and John, and California (now West) with connecting streets of Whitney, Raymond (now Heath) and Weld Street are built. Successful manufacturers begin speculating in real estate development. Italianate and later Craftsmen influenced single and multi-family homes pre-dominate the landscape along with iconic shade trees
Guide R. Christopher Noonan, historic preservationist and historic real estate specialist, will lead the tour. Sound track will be provided by Luanne Crosby on ukulele, singing her 300th Anniversary Song, a tribute to the town’s evolution, and other relevant compositions adding some musical fun to the festivities. Guest Speaker will be Kray Small, Massachusetts Certified Arborist. Come learn the importance of caring for and maintaining our indigenous New England trees.
Participants will meet at Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main Street, at 1:00 PM. If heavy rain is forecast, the event will be held July 16, 2017 at the same time.
Please check www.westborough300.com for weather updates and a full listing of Walking Tour for the year
- Christopher Noonan & Luanne Crosby