Funny spot for a fireplace

Town Hall fireplace

Here’s a quirky thing about Wellesley Town Hall. It has six fireplaces (or what used to be working fireplaces), including one in the men’s room on the main floor.  Town Clerk Kathy Nagle tells us that the that building, originally erected in the 1880s and presumably heated by coal and fireplaces, kept its fireplaces even through renovations. The other fireplaces in the building are in the Felix Juliani meeting room, the South foyer, the Treasurer’s office, the Assessor’s office and the Finance Director’s office. No ladies, there isn’t one in your restroom.