Love Lane Area

The Love Lane Area, documented by the Weston Historical Commission in 1994, includes the following properties:

  • 109, 125 Highland Street
  • 16, 26, 31, 46 [demolished], 55, 77, 85, 98, 99, 106, 107 Love Lane

For the full 1994 area form text, data sheets, and photographs, see the Mass. Historical Commission Love Lane Area Form (PDF).

A large grey house located at 98 Love LaneAbout the Area

Love Lane is one of the best examples in Weston of an narrow scenic road where the early 20th century rural character of the town has been preserved. Particularly at the southern end, beginning at the sharp bend in the road, the ensemble of 19th century farmhouses and early 20th century estates is enhanced by many acres of undeveloped land preserved as open hay fields, woodlands, and horse paddocks. Stone walls, both historic and contemporary, contribute to the streetscape.

The Love Lane Area includes approximately 100 acres of land with 14 houses and approximately 20 outbuildings, as well as one of the most complete examples of early 20th century estates remaining in Weston:

  • The Dickson estate, with its Shingle Style mansion and a total of seven early 20th century outbuildings including one of Weston’s largest remaining horse barns. This barn continues to be used for boarding of horses, which can be seen in horse paddocks along the street and in a riding ring. 
  • The Freeman/Paine estate includes a Shingle Style mansion set within a significant landscape featuring unusual specimen trees and a “hen’s tooth or balancing wall” of large single boulders, one of only two examples of this type of wall in Weston.

Love Lane Area Map

Love Lane Area map