Thursday, March 27, 2008

Campus Horse Chestnut Trees in Bloom

As I eagerly wait for the arrival of warmer weather, this photograph of the horse chestnut trees in bloom gives me a sense of hope. Planted in the mid-19th century, the trees still stand along old Middle Road next to the Mansion House. You will notice at the upper left of the photograph that electric railway wires are visible. Starting in 1900, cars from the Georgetown, Rowley and Ipswich electric railway traveled past the Milestone on a daily bases. The electric railway service to campus ended in the early 1920s.