The William Wellington House and Historic Farm Fields

William Wellington House

Located at 735-775 Trapelo Road, the William Wellington House was built in 1779 and is one of the finest examples of Georgian Architecture remaining in Massachusetts. A prominent Waltham citizen, Wellington fought in the Revolutionary War and served as a town selectman for 17 terms. A working farm from the 18th century into the 1980s, the surrounding lands were used for livestock, wheat, produce, and fruit orchards. In the late 1700s, the Wellington Farm, also known as Elm Farm, was among the five most valuable estates in the town of Waltham. The property and surrounding acreage are under the care and control of the Waltham Historical Commission and the Waltham Recreation Department. They are undergoing restoration with support from the Community Preservation Coalition and the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The house is slated for completion in 2016-17.

The Wellingtons of Trapelo Road by Elizabeth Castner