Exhibit 1: Lantern Slides
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Record 196/301
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Wellington Estate, Concord Avenue and Pleasant Street.

"Here is a fine old estate but I cannot say when the picture was taken. My guess is in the early 1870s. This property is at the corner of Concord Avenue and Pleasant Street. The house was built in 1802 by Benjamin Wellington for his sons Benjamin and Peter. They were a prominent family in Lexington - the men-folk serving in every town office. From this farm was carried the first milk for retail delivery in Boston - in wooden containers. You will agree that the indications are that this had been a prosperous and flourishing farm for many years. And so it was - for these two sons who married and liver here back in 1802 had children: Benjamin raised 11 and Peter 12. Sounds more like an institution than a private residence! (This property is now occupied by the Minute-Man Golf Club.)"
Object ID Worthen.slide73
Object Name Transparency, Lantern-slide
People Wellington, Benjamin, Jr.
Wellington, Benjamin, Sr.
Wellington, Peter
Search Terms Concord Avenue
Minute-Man Golf Club
Pleasant Street
Wellington Estate
Subjects Agricultural facilities
Farm buildings
Farmhouses
Farms
Houses
Milk cans
Milk delivery
Title Wellington Homestead, 1870s
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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