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If Development Wins, What Do We Lose? The Paine Estate by H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted

  • Gibson House Museum 137 Beacon Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

At Stonehurst in Waltham, America's preeminent designers created a cohesive organic design inspired by the American wilderness. Through an illustrated talk at the Gibson House Museum, experience this convention-breaking early Arts & Crafts estate, with flowing spaces, bold forms and rich textures set in 134 acres of pleasure grounds and pristine forest. The surrounding wilderness, so central to our national identity and so expressively embodied in this iconic American masterpiece, is now at risk of development for a new high school.  

6:00PM reception, 6:30PM talk
Sponsored by The Victorian Society of America, New England Chapter

$12 for VSA or Gibson House Museum members. $15 for non-members. 

Reservations are necessary. Please contact Edward Gordon at or 617-872-9001

For more information, see the Friends of Stonehurst Advocacy page