Vintage Westwood: Buckmaster Pond
A look back at Westwood's history.
The following was submitted by Nancy Donahue of the Westwood Historical Society:
In 1885, Dedham granted Buckmaster Pond to the town of Norwood to help expand the town's sparse water supply. All of the revenues were going to central Dedham and the citizens of West Dedham weren't reaping any benefits. The prospect of higher taxes caused by the purchase of the water company and the joining of the metropolitan water and sewer systems was enough to trigger petitions for the incorporation of West Dedham into the town of Westwood, which happened just before the turn of the century in 1897.