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Built in 1938, the Hunnewell Elementary School on Cameron Street is the third schoolhouse of that name to have stood in Wellesley. It is the only one of those, however, located on that site. The original Hunnewell School was constructed sixty-eight years earlier, in 1870, on the triangular parcel of land bounded by Central Street, Weston Road, and Cross Street that had served as the school grounds for the ‘West’ school district of Needham (which included the entire western half of what is now Wellesley) since around 1840.