Overlooked in all the excitement over the Grossman’s sign going down in Wellesley yesterday and the orange-and-white building on its way to being demolished at 27 Washington St. is the fact that Alexander Graham Bell used to live in a house on this property back in the 1870s, the same time during which he invented the original iPhone or something along those lines called the telephone.
It was even suggested at a Community Preservation Committee meeting last year by one town mover and shaker who obviously knows his history that the park being built alongside the construction project be called the Alexander Graham Bell Park.
Though it might be another of Bell’s inventions, the metal detector, that would be more useful at this site, soon to be home to a retail/office/senior housing development. Who knows, maybe there’s a gem or two buried beneath the surface that would look good at the Wellesley Historical Society.
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