Sight Unseen

A neighborhood along the Underground Railroad

Lapham’s Quarterly
16 min readNov 13, 2018

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View of Waltham, Massachusetts, O.H. Bailey & Co., 1877, via Boston Public Library

By Alex Green

A s long as it has existed, Waltham, Massachusetts, has been a place where outsiders quietly come and go. Bisected by the Great Road, it was once one of few stops on the journey west from Boston to the Massachusetts frontier, nine miles out from the city along a series of wooded brooks that roll into the slow current and wide…

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