Weeks Junior High School
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Weeks Junior High School
Weeks Junior High School
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Weeks Junior High School, ca. 1933
Weeks Junior High School is located in Massachusetts
Weeks Junior High School
Weeks Junior High School is located in the United States
Weeks Junior High School
Location7 Hereward Rd., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°19?24?N 71°11?51?W / 42.32333°N 71.19750°W / 42.32333; -71.19750Coordinates: 42°19?24?N 71°11?51?W / 42.32333°N 71.19750°W / 42.32333; -71.19750
Built1930
ArchitectHenry & Richmond
Architectural styleTudor Revival
NRHP reference No.84000105 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 23, 1984

The former Weeks Junior High School, also known as John Wingate Weeks Junior High School, is a historic school located at 7 Hereward Road, corner of Rowena Road in the village of Newton Center in Newton, Massachusetts. built in 1930, it was named for John Wingate Weeks (April 11, 1860 - July 12, 1926), who was mayor of Newton 1903-1904 before becoming a United States Representative from Massachusetts from 1905 to 1913, a United States Senator from 1913 to 1919, and the United States Secretary of War from 1921 to 1925. He also was a co-founder in 1888 of the investment firm Hornblower & Weeks. His son Sinclair Weeks was mayor of Newton when the school was opened.

Weeks Junior High School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Today the former Weeks Junior High School building is John W. Weeks House, a HUD apartment complex owned by the city and managed by the Newton Community Development Foundation, Inc.[2][3][4]

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References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ City of Newton Assessor;s record for 7 Hereward Rd.
  3. ^ John W. Weeks House
  4. ^ Newton Community Development Foundation, Inc. - Our properties

External links

  • HABS architectural drawings, notes and photographs are available by going to HABS search page and entering Weeks Junior High School in the search.



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