The landmark Belvedere Abbott Road sign, which had taken a beating by the weather in recent years, has been fully restored and is looking shiny and new again.
The Wellesley Department of Public Works gets credit for spearheading this effort, says Wellesley’s Tory DeFazio. The sign’s post was split and in danger of collapsing, so it was replaced while the sign and metalwork have been restored, he says.
As DeFazio told us a few years ago when we wrote about the sign being refurbished, “The Belvedere-Abbott Road sign was originally designed and placed at the entrance of Abbott Road in Wellesley Hills in the 1920’s. It designates the entrance to Wellesley’s first large-house residential development. Known as the ‘Belvedere’ (Italian for ‘beautiful to see’) after Judge Josiah Abbott’s home, the area is now considered part of the Wellesley Country Club neighborhood.” (For more, read “Here’s the deal with that Belvedere Abbott Road sign”)