The historic Hathaway House building at 103 Central St., in Wellesley Square that houses Stuart Swan Furniture and a handful of business/professional offices has been acquired by Harbinger Development, known in part for numerous hotel projects in Boston. The big red SOLD sign (not the first such big sign used by Stuart Swan over the years) grabbed attention over the weekend during the July Jubilation sidewalk sale.
While the 40-plus-year-old furniture business will be selling off its goods at series discounts during a post-Labor Day moving sale, plans are for the other tenants to stay and for new professional and retail ones to move in. Among them will be an office for Harbinger, says managing partner Eamon O’Marah.
O’Marah raved about the building’s “fantastic condition” and structural soundness, and is appreciative of “its great history as a book store” (it once housed the Hathaway House Bookshop).
The 1830-ish Hathaway House is the oldest building standing on Central Street, according to local historian Josh Dorin.
Stuart and Georgette Swan will be moving to Williamsburg, Va., where they will continue with their design business, serving customers located as far away as Palm Beach and Camden, Maine. “We are not going out of business; this is a move and little slower pace,” Stuart says.
Cheryl Bentsen says
That’s great news! The historic building will stand!
Home Town Girl says
Cheryl is correct. My thoughts are similar but it is In regard to destroying homes and trees on
DELANSON circle. What a disgrace it would
Be to build apartments on this Holy land. A
Beautiful Victorian Historical House ERA 1855,
Will be affected. Although this Historical
House will stand, the owners of this home
May not. It has taken 2 generation of a family
To maintain the beauty of this White House. If the citizens of the town do not vote NO , be
Assured the next tear down project will be the
Brown House Next Door.
Stuart Swan says
Georgette and I are all tucked in at Governors Land in Williamsburg.A little sailing on the Chesapeake and you might find me greeting people at the Historic Weatherburn Tavern for a guided tour through the tavern. It is one of the truly original structures
A lot of fun
Great place for retirement. A fraction of the cost of Wellesley
Thanks for checking in Stuart…and where isn’t cost of living a fraction of here? (aside from NYC and SF…)
Stuart Swan says
Georgette and I are all tucked in here in Williamsburg ,Va. Absolutely beautiful area. The campus of William and Mary is the anchor along with The Duke of Gloucester Street.
Google Governors Land to get a flavor of the area. I am working on my reale estate license and will be advertising as a buyers broker in the Boston area. For a packet email , mail or phone and I will forward information
Stuart Swan 3068 Nathaniel’s Green
Williamsburg, Va. 757 790 2348zip 23185
Do your homework before yo retire in Naples
This is Wellesley South at a third the cost !!!