The New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

cordially invites you to



at STONEHURST, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Noon to 2:00 p.m.


Join members and their families at Stonehurst, the country place of social reformer Robert Treat Paine and his family, and the masterpiece of integrated design that crowns the career-long collaboration of two visionaries, architect Henry Hobson Richardson and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.  Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds of the estate. Tours of the mansion will be available for $3.00 per person.


Stonehurst is located off of Beaver Street in Waltham, between the rotary and Bentley College. Follow the driveway uphill to a parking area on the right.

FROM BOSTON: Take route 20W through Watertown Square on Main Street to Waltham. Turn right, heading north onto Lyman Street. Proceed straight through the rotary to Beaver Street heading northeast. Approximately 100 yards from the rotary, turn left at the sign for Stonehurst, and follow the driveway uphill to a parking area on the right.

FROM ROUTE 128: Heading North on 128, take Exit 27B, Wyman St./Winter St./Totten Pond Rd. Take a right onto Wyman Street, and then the first left onto Totten Pond Road. Follow Totten Pond Road to the end.

Heading South on 128, take Exit 27A Totten Pond Rd./ Wyman St. The exit brings you around and over a bridge directly onto Totten Pond Road. Head straight on Totten Pond Road.

Stay in the middle lane as you reach the end of Totten Pond Road and take a gentle right at the lights onto Lexington Street, past the stone church. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Beaver Street. Follow Beaver Street to the rotary. Take the second right off of the rotary to continue on Beaver Street. Immediately after leaving the rotary, you will see a large sign on the left for Stonehurst. Turn left onto Robert Treat Paine Drive and follow the drive up to the crest of the hill. The parking lot is to the right.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Fitchburg line of the Commuter Rail runs from North Station in Boston to Central Square in Waltham, which is about one mile from Stonehurst. From Central Square in Waltham, take the MBTA 554 bus. (The 554 bus runs regularly between nearby commuter rail stations: Central Square in Waltham and Waverly Square. It also runs to downtown Boston.). Get off the 554 bus at the stop on the corner of Beaver and Forest Streets (just before the Bentley College stop). Walk west on Beaver Street a short distance to Robert Treat Paine Drive. Follow the drive uphill to the estate.