MHS Lecture: Rivermoor: A Summer Colony in Scituate, Lyle Nyberg, Scituate Historical Society


Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Free Event, No Registration Required. Brown Bag Event.

Lyle Nyberg, Scituate Historical Society

One hundred years ago, upper class Boston-area residents spent summers in Rivermoor on Third Cliff in Scituate. They included dentists, lawyers, executives, suffragists, and the first American to provide prefabricated houses. They and their families came for the area’s ocean views, beaches, and cooling breezes on the wraparound porches of Colonial Revival houses built by George Welch. Welch turned what had been farmland since Native American times into a select summer colony.