The Lower Conant Road Area, documented by the Weston Historical Commission in 1994, includes the following properties:
- 7, 12, 15, 17, 18, 22, 25, 32, 33, 38, and 42 Conant Road
- 8, 12, 16, and 20 Gowell Lane
- 4 and 10 Woodward Lane (previously 44 and 46 Conant Road)
For the full text of the 1994 form, data sheets, and photographs see Lower Conant Area Form (PDF).
About the Area
Large, well-appointed middle class homes are located along Conant Road, sited to take advantage of the series of small hills in the area. Smaller houses are located on Gowell and Woodward Lanes, two narrow unpaved lanes extending for short distances off the main road. Lot sizes in the area range from 16,610 square feet to 1.5 acres, with most parcels less than one acre. Setbacks vary between about 30 feet and 175 feet. Stone walls and footpaths enhance the character of the streetscape.
Conant Road begins at Church Street just outside Weston Center and winds through the north side of town before continuing into Lincoln.
The Lower Conant Area includes the first quarter mile, ending where the street crosses over the abandoned tracks of the Massachusetts Central Railroad. The houses at nos. 3 and 6 Conant Road, at the corner of Church Street, are architecturally and historically a part of this turn-of-the-century neighborhood but are not included in this area form because they are part of the Boston Post Road National Register District.
Also excluded from the area are houses at nos. 4 and 8 Conant Road, which cannot be seen from the street.