Slide by Pamela W. Fox
with Sarah B. Gilman, Photo Editor

The History and Architecture of Weston, Massachusetts
Farm Town to Suburb:

Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

Farm Town to Suburb is a comprehensive history of the Town of Weston, with par­ticular emphasis on the years 1830-2020. Extensively documented and richly illustrat­ed, the book chronicles the economic, social and political evolution of the town from rural agricultural community to modern Boston suburb. The first ten chapters are organized by time period and the remaining focus on geographical areas. Originally published in 2001, this second edition brings the book up to date with a new chapter covering 1980 to 2020 and revisions to the original reflecting changes and new discoveries. With Farm Town to Suburb as a guide, readers of today can connect with the past and enrich the present by looking at the development of their own streets and neigh­borhoods.


Farm Town to Suburb includes more than 1075 photographs, maps and illustrations from both public and private collections. It offers a fascinating perspective on the town and will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history not only of Weston but also of the greater Boston area.

Awarded Certificate of Commendation, American Association for State and Local History, 2002