Shortly after learning that the existing tenants in the historic Wellesley Hills Railroad Station building were vacating, the Wellesley Historical Commission wrote to the owner of the station to advise it and the new tenant of the historic nature of the station and to offer the Historical Commission’s assistance during design and renovation. A recent Swellesley Report article highlights the Historical Commission’s efforts and response of Caffe Nero, the new tenant.
Caffe Nero’s upcoming occupancy and respect for the historic station not only further modern, practical reuse of a historic Town structure, but also ensure that the H.H. Richardson treasure will remain standing. As Historical Commission member Joshua Dorin points out in a recent Wellesley Townsman article, similar reuse of a historic structure was not the case with the Wellesley (Square) Railroad Station, which the Town lost in 1962.