More than Pleasant: A Walk Down Some SideRoads Dee Morris


By the 20th century, Arlington’s large Pleasant Street estates had been subdivided. Maple Street, Pelham Terrace and Oak Knoll were more than offshoots of the main thoroughfare; they were signature addresses perfect for people with eclectic

ideas. Streetscapes were changing as some older homes were moved to new lots, others were renovated and a new blend of styles emerged. Some women, such as Mrs. Coleman who operated several genteel boarding houses, had careers. Wellington Hardy and other homeowners commuted to Boston. Arlington's middle class was flourishing! Join local historian Dee Morris for a tour of this historic section of Arlington. This walking tour includes a section of Pleasant Street – the odd side of the street – which was touched on only briefly during the spring 2013 walk. Our main focus will be Maple, Pelham Terrace and Oak Knoll. A small section of Academy (abutting Maple Street) will also be included.


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