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934 Beacon St, Newton Center

Not really sure when this house was built. I am working on that.  The town say 1925. But the 1910 Census shows Harriet Camp, a widow (38), living here with her mother-in-law, Rose Camp (73).

Then in 1920 living here with a maid – Christine.  Rose must have passed.

1930 Census shows Walter Washburn, wife Violet, daughters Eleanor and Ruth and a servant Mary McAskill living here.  It seems they were renters

Harriett sold to the Fenn family in 1934.  Thomas LeGare Fenn (50), wife Margaret (48) son Thomas (18), daughter Catherine (14).

The Fenn family sold to the Bruce family in 1958 (B9254 P560).  William Lane Bruce and Katherine Fenn.  So seems Thomas Fenn sold to his daughter and her husband.  Catherine would have been 38 at the time.  The deed actually says they granted them a 1/2 interest in the land.

Strangely, Harriett’s deed to the Fenn family says the property was granted to her by Alice D. Baker a month before she sold to the Fenns in May (B5816 P569).  And says that the plans were drawn up by E.S. Smilie March 18, 1926.  The deed (B581 P571) also says that she was formerly the owner of 942 Beacon, so she may be the one that sold off the land to build 934 Beacon.

The Bruces sold to the Religious Order of the Sacred Heart June 1981 for $215,000. (B14334 P210).  At one time, there were 12 nuns living here and this is when the fire escape was built.  By the time they sold, there were only 4 women left.  A couple of them moved to 860 Beacon, which the order also owns.

The Religious Order of the Sacred Heart sold to Michelle Lane in 2004 for $950,000.  Michelle moved here from 84 Judith Road (with her son Troy Eilertson) which she owned from 1998 to 2004.  This is what 934 Beacon St looked like at the time.

934 Beacon St 2004

934 Beacon St 2004

Back of 934 Beacon - 2004

Back of 934 Beacon – 2004

Arial 934 Beacon - 2004

934 Beacon Arial – 2004

What the house looks like now.

934 Beacon St - 2010

934 Beacon - Aerial -2017

934 Beacon St – Aerial 2017

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