Wellesley Farms (MBTA station)

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WELLESLEY FARMS
Wellesley Farms Railroad Station MA 01.jpg
Station statistics
Address 90 Croton Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 199 spaces, $4.50 fee,
4 accessible spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities 16 spaces[1]
Other information
Opened 1890
Owned by Town of Wellesley
Fare zone 3
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Worcester
Framingham/Worcester Line
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Worcester
Worcester Line
toward Boston
Wellesley Farms Railroad Station
Wellesley Farms Railroad Station MA 03.jpg
Wellesley Farms (MBTA station) is located in Massachusetts
Wellesley Farms (MBTA station)
Location Croton Street Extension, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Coordinates 42°19′23.5″N 71°16′19″W / 42.323194°N 71.27194°W / 42.323194; -71.27194Coordinates: 42°19′23.5″N 71°16′19″W / 42.323194°N 71.27194°W / 42.323194; -71.27194
Area 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built 1890
Architect H.H. Richardson
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 86000259[2]
Added to NRHP February 14, 1986

Wellesley Farms Railroad Station is a rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The station has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1986.[2]

The station is located on 90 Croton Street. Service to the station is provided by the Framingham/Worcester Line from Boston to Framingham and Worcester, Massachusetts both inbound and outbound.[1]

History[edit]

The first rail stop in Wellesley Farms opened in the 1830s as a flag stop on the Boston and Worcester Railroad, which was later merged into the Boston and Albany Railroad. The first station was called Rice's Crossing. Wellesley Farms Railroad Station, which was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson prior to his death in 1886, opened to replace Rice's Crossing in 1890. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c MBTA > Commuter Rail > Wellesley Farms. MBTA. Retrieved on 2007-11-09.
  2. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  • Fiske, Joseph E.; Ellen W. Fiske (1917). History of the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Boston, Chicago: The Pilgrim Press. OCLC 6541911. 
  • New England Railway Publishing Company; et al. (1875). ABC Pathfinder Railway Guide. New England Railway Pub. p. 21. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Robinson, Charles M. (1904). Boston & Albany Railroad: Suburban Station Grounds. H. T. Coates. OCLC 25110729. 

External links[edit]

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