Down goes 494 Washington St. in Wellesley

494 Washington St. in Wellesley
494 Washington St. demolished (photo courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Lowenstein)

The house at 494 Washington St., on property that the town received Wellesley residents’ okay to buy about a year ago for $1.365 million, has been demolished. Nearby orthodontist Dr. Jeffrey Lowenstein shared this photo of what was left on Wednesday afternoon.

The town bought the property to improve chances of building a senior center, providing the parking and other space needed to avoid overflow parking to be located across the street. A reconfigured Planning Board has recently proven to be open to a revised plan for the proposed senior center.

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494 washington st wellesley next to proposed senior center
494 Washington St. before the demolition