Watertown Square—quaint New England town center, hub of culture and commerce, bastion of history—it is all this and more. Founded in 1630, Watertown, Massachusetts, has gone through countless transformations while maintaining its roots and small-town feeling.
Read Watertown Square Through Time, and imagine you are walking down Main Street, paddling down the Charles River, and visiting the theatres, parades, and trolleys of yesteryear. Then read about the thriving Square of today—a walkable mecca of museums, eateries, shops, libraries, and the arts.
Did you know that Watertown Square was once home to a hotel that was a Revolutionary War meeting place, a gristmill, livery stables, and even a chocolate factory? Through a splendid entourage of photographs, illustrations and maps, you will learn the rich and surprising history of a very special part of Watertown Strong.
Whether you are new to Watertown, passing through, or have lived here all your life, you will uncover many fascinating details about Watertown Square.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Cara Marcus is a librarian, author, instructor and artist. Her published works include a photographic history book about a Boston hospital, book chapters on library management and journal articles on topics in education. She writes a monthly column on Watertown history for the Watertown Tab newspaper. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Cara is a member of the Watertown Art Association and the Historical Society of Watertown, and has served on local and national library advisory boards.