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Henderson House, Northeastern University (Edward Pierce House)
Symbolic of the large estates built in Weston from the 1890s through the 1920s, the two-and-a-half-story Edward Pierce House was
In 1960, 300 acres of the estate were sold for subdivision into large wooded lots on winding roads. The following year, Northeastern University trustee Ernest Henderson bought the mansion for the university, which remolded it as a conference center. The Edward Pierce House established an image that contemporary homebuilders still attempt to emulate in Weston, albeit often on lots too modest for their overblown scale.
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