Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Urban Aspects: Medford MA Shepherd Brooks Estate.

The Shepherd Brooks Estate is another era's country house owned by the prominent Brooks family.

This is one of the more amusing things I learn as I sift through layers of current and past infrastructure. To Longfellow or Brooks, Wellesley or north Medford was as rural as the White Mountains might be today.

And leisure get away options expanded with rail lines and roads leaving this remnant from a bygone time.

A part of the old estate extends into Winchester to become the Brooks Parkhurst Town Forest.

This makes a combined 78 acres of quality open space on an urban bus line for easy access with great proximity to the Mystic Link greenway.