1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
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LANDMARKS AND PERSONALITIES

 

palatial residence of Horace S. Sears. His home, the pride of the community, once did me a good turn when I was attending Longwood Day School in Brookline and my classmates accused me of living way off in the sticks.
   My teacher came to the rescue, "Weston? — isn't that where   the Sears palace is?" he asked.
   "Yes," I answered proudly.
   "There's nothing sticks about that," he told the class. "You    ought to see it. Why, you walk down that great marble staircase feeling like Napoleon," and he went on to describe the elegance    of the mansion all of which raised me a peg or two in my school-mates' estimation.
   My teacher's glamorous description was no exaggeration. The ornate structure was a turn-of-the-century architect's conception   of an Italian villa, along with the owner's desire for something stamped with the badge of success. If not equal to the proverbial paradise of glittering gold and alabaster, it certainly ran it a       close second!
   It stood, surrounded by gardens, immaculately groomed, and pools that reflected the great windows, some of them two stories high, and the red tiles of the roof. A pair of stone lions guarded    the main entrance and once inside the door you found yourself       in the great front hall with its marble balustrades and pillars    capped with golden filigree. To the left was the dining room       with elaborately carved table and chairs; next to that the library, lined to the ceiling with fine bindings, polished and dusted.           To your right was the drawing room with its walls of tooled   leather, and its gilded furniture — even a gold piano such as you might see on the stage of a cheap vaudeville house. Passing

 

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