Webster Conservation Area: Articles and Documents

Recent Developments Concerning Preservation of Webster Woods

Newton City Council appropriates CPA funds for planning Webster Woods acquisition
June to October, 2018

Mayor appoints Webster Woods Advisory Panel
April 2018

Newton Residents Work to Preserve Webster Woods
The Heights, Boston College, April 4, 2018

A tale of two woods in Newton
Newton Tab editorial, January 31, 2018

Newton officials push to preserve Webster Woods
January 26, 2018

Appraisal commissioned by City of Newton
August 3, 2017

Newton Conservators letter to Newton mayoral candidates
July 26, 2017

Explanation of the Conservators position
July 26, 2017

Friends of Webster Woods letter to Newton mayoral candidates
July 4, 2017

Newton mayor: BC open to preserving Webster Woods
Newton Tab, October 5, 2016

2015 Proposal for Land Sale to Boston College

Congregation Mishkan Tefila

Discussion thread on Village14.com website

BC to purchase 24-acre synagogue site in Newton
Boston Globe, August 4, 2015

Boston College and synagogue reach land sale agreement
Newton Tab, August 5, 2015

Boston College in talks to acquire big Chestnut Hill land parcel
Boston Business Journal, August 5, 2015

Commentary: Save Newton’s Webster Woods
Newton Tab, August 28, 2015

Letter from Newton Conservators President Beth Wilkinson to Mayor Setti Warren and Board of Aldermen
September 10, 2015

Letter from Newton Mayor Setti Warren
September 24, 2015

Newton moves to protect temple land as sale to BC nears
Boston Globe, October 7, 2015

Constructive Opportunities Present With New Land Purchase
Editorial in The Heights, Boston College student newspaper, October 19, 2015

Newton congregation votes to sell temple property to BC
Boston Globe, October 20, 2015

We Must Protect the Miracle of Webster Woods, by Ken Kimmell
Conservators Newsletter, January 2016

1954 Land Sale from Metropolitan District Commission to Congregation Mishkan Tefila

MDC Votes to Sell Chestnut Hill Land to Roxbury Temple
Boston Globe, July 31, 1954

Deed of Sale
August 3, 1954

Site Plan
July 22, 1954 Note that the plan is oriented with north at the bottom.)

Temple Counsel Criticizes Newton for Opposition to Land Purchase
Boston Globe, August 18, 1954

Court Backs Sale of Newton Land to Temple Tefila
Boston Globe, August 24, 1954

Temple Mishkan Tefila: a history 1858-1958
Newton Free Library N 296.65 T247T Compact Shelving

Page 55: “As for telephone and electric service, the most economical way was to go westerly over our land to Elgin Street and in order to enable the Edison Co. to string its wires we had to cut a road through virgin forest for a distance of 1600 feet.”

Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 1858-1983
Newton Free Library N 296.6 Congregation 1984 Compact Shelving

Newton Graphic
Articles on July 22, August 12, August 19, and August 26, 1954
On microfilm at Newton Free Library

Newton Villager
Articles on July 22, August 19, and August 26, 1954
On microfilm at Newton Free Library