The Weston Train Depot: Show You Care on Tuesday, November 29

Image credit: Phyllis Halpern

Most Weston residents will know the place– the Weston train station depot which stands forlornly and seemingly abandoned on the east side of Church Street. It is now a sentinel on the rail trail, listening as skaters, bicyclists and runners whizz by, many of them expressing sadness for its condition.

The train station has now been awarded a most dubious honor as one of the locations on Preservation Massachusett’s 2022 Most Endangered Historic Resources List. What does that mean? It means it’s in big trouble, but maybe, just maybe through this “award” can move towards a new life.

On Tuesday, November 29 at 10 am, Preservation Massachusetts staff will be at the old Weston train depot (55 Church Stree) to speak with local advocates about the current and future of this intriguing, yet increasingly more decrepit, postcard of Weston. The Executive Director, Advocacy Manager, and Circuit Riders of Preservation Mass will all be in Weston to learn how they can best help the Historical Commission and the Town with preservation efforts. In addition, the Historical Commission will be presented with a certificate for the depot being designated as a Most Endangered Resource (MER).

Circuit Riders are the on-the-ground preservation consultants with knowledge of resources and funding.  All the staff are excited to meet the town advocates for the building and to offer help.

The Weston depot in its heyday (Weston Historical Society postcard, circa 1912)

If you have an interest in preserving the building, please come out and show your support for the Historic Commission.

You can learn more about the Central Massachusetts Railroad at the Weston Historical Society’s site.


About Preservation Massachusetts: Preservation Massachusetts (PM) is the statewide non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural heritage. 

Since 1993, the Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources Program has been an important education and advocacy tool for Preservation Massachusetts, helping to identify endangered historic resources from across the state and work collaboratively with partners toward positive preservation outcomes. Though listing is only an honorary designation, it is one of the first steps in focusing statewide attention on the resources, their challenges, and their communities, and can serve as a catalyst for preservation opportunities. 

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