Waltham, Massachusetts

Boston Manufacturing Company
Waltham, 1793
Map of Waltham, 1877
The Charles River in Waltham
Age Distribution
Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s. The building continues to be a supermarket, occupied subsequently by Shaw's, then Victory, and now Hannaford.
Brandeis University
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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

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Charles River

80 mi river in eastern Massachusetts.

80 mi river in eastern Massachusetts.

View of the bridge over Charles River, New York Public Library
View of the Charles River, Memorial Drive in Cambridge(foreground), and the Back Bay skyline at night
A sunny day on the Charles River Esplanade
Sailboats moored on the Charlestown side of the Charles River with Bunker Hill Monument in the distance
Sunset at Charles River in December 2010
American Shad (Alosa Sapidissima)
View of the Charles River, Community Rowing, Inc. and Boston from Nonantum.
The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Weld Boathouse and the main campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.
View of Charles River at Newton Upper Falls
Charles River under Echo Bridge in Newton
Charles River at Medfield-Millis town line
Charles River basin from an office tower in Boston.
Charles River Esplanade, 2013
Charles River Esplanade, 2013
View of the Charles River and Downtown Boston from the Boston University Bridge
John W. Weeks Bridge

Waltham was the site of the first fully integrated textile factory in America, built by Francis Cabot Lowell in 1814, and by the 19th century the Charles River was one of the most industrialized areas in the United States.

Profile of Francis Cabot Lowell. There are no surviving portraits of him, so this profile is commonly used.

Francis Cabot Lowell

American businessman for whom the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, is named.

American businessman for whom the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, is named.

Profile of Francis Cabot Lowell. There are no surviving portraits of him, so this profile is commonly used.
Boston Manufacturing Company, Waltham, Massachusetts

In 1814, he enlisted the support of his three brothers-in-law, Charles, James and Patrick Tracy Jackson, and obtained the financial backing of the merchants Nathan Appleton and Israel Thorndike to establish the Boston Manufacturing Company at Waltham, Massachusetts, using the power of the Charles River.

To continue on I-95 northbound, motorists must make a sharp clockwise curve at exit 26 (old exit 12) in Canton.

Interstate 95 in Massachusetts

Part of the Interstate Highway System that parallels the East Coast of the United States from Miami, Florida in the south to Houlton, Maine, in the north.

Part of the Interstate Highway System that parallels the East Coast of the United States from Miami, Florida in the south to Houlton, Maine, in the north.

To continue on I-95 northbound, motorists must make a sharp clockwise curve at exit 26 (old exit 12) in Canton.
Original 1955 Yellow Book plan showing the southwestern routing of I-95 to the Inner Belt. The modern I-95 follows the outer belt shown on this map (now considered the "inner" Route 128 compared to the "outer" I-495 which is not shown, and which started construction two years after the study).

While its concurrency with US 1 ends in Dedham, its concurrency with Route 128 continues as it meets with expressways including the Massachusetts Turnpike in Weston, US 20 in Waltham, Route 2 in Lexington, US 3 in Burlington (with which it runs concurrently within the town), and I-93 and US 1 in Reading and Lynnfield, respectively.

Brandeis University

Seal of the former Middlesex University
Usen Castle, a building on campus
Brandeis University sign
Rabb Graduate Center (1965, Benjamin Thompson)
Brandeis's admissions building at night
Chapels Pond
Farber Library at left (1984, Abramovitz, Harris, & Kingsland); Goldfarb Library at right (1959, Harrison & Abramovitz)
Robert Berks' statue of Louis Brandeis stands atop the outcropping in Fellows Garden, in the center of campus (1956).
The Volen Center for Complex Systems (1994, CannonDesign)
Landsman Research Facility (completed 2005, dedicated 2008), home to a superconducting magnet.
Aerial view of campus in Waltham, Massachusetts
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Campus Center (2002, Charles Rose Architects)
Carl J. Shapiro Science Center (2009, Payette)
The Rose Art Museum (1961, Harrison & Abramovitz)
Slosberg Music Center
Women's Studies Research Center
Undergraduate Admissions Center
Shapiro Campus Center
Roderick MacKinnon (BA, 1978) won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003.
Edward Witten (BA, 1971) received a Fields Medal.
Leslie Lamport (PhD, 1972) is a Turing Award-winning computer scientist.
Robert Zimmer (BA, 1968) is a mathematician and president of the University of Chicago.
Thomas Friedman (BA, 1975) won the Pulitzer Prize three times.
Margo Jefferson (BA, 1970) won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
V. Balakrishnan (physicist) (PhD, 1970) is an Indian theoretical physicist.
Angela Davis (BA, 1965) is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author.
Adam Cheyer (BA, 1988) is a co-founder of Siri and former director of engineering for the iPhone.
Christie Hefner (BA, 1974) is the former CEO of Playboy Enterprises.
Debra Messing (BA, 1990) is an Emmy Award-winning actress.
David Kertzer (PhD 1974) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian (2014).
Mitch Albom (BA) is a best-selling author known for writing Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Sidney Blumenthal (BA, 1969) is a journalist and political operative known for his association with President Clinton.
Guy Raz (BA, 1996) is a radio host for NPR.
Abbie Hoffman (BA, 1959) was a co-founder of the Youth International Party and one of the Chicago Seven.
Daniel B. Shapiro (BA, 1991) was the United States Ambassador to Israel under Barack Obama.
Jeffrey C. Hall, Professor Emeritus of Biology won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017.
Michael Rosbash, Peter Gruber Chair in Neuroscience won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017
Robert Reich, the United States Secretary of Labor, taught at Brandeis.
Anita Hill, an American lawyer, academic, and public figure, teaches at Brandeis.
John B. Anderson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Presidential Candidate in the election of 1980, taught at Brandeis.
Frank Bidart, is a poet who has received the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award twice.
Pauli Murray was a civil rights activist and lawyer who taught at Brandeis.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States as the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first U.S. delegate to the United Nations, and an advocate for women's rights and civil rights for African Americans.
Leonard Bernstein, acclaimed American composer and conductor, faculty member 1951 to 1956, and early supporter of the university<ref>{{cite web |title=Leonard Bernstein, Music Faculty Member |url=https://www.brandeis.edu/music/bernstein-at-brandeis.html |website=Brandeis University Music Department |publisher=Brandeis University |access-date=28 July 2021}}</ref>

Brandeis University is a private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Bentley University

Bentley Library
Fenway Hall is a dormitory on the Lower Campus
The LaCava center is home to Bentley's admissions offices
Bentley Falcons logo.
Bentley University Basketball Gymnasium located in the Dana Athletic Center

Bentley University is a private university focused on business and located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Boston Manufacturing Company, Waltham, Massachusetts

Boston Manufacturing Company

Business that operated one of the first factories in America.

Business that operated one of the first factories in America.

Boston Manufacturing Company, Waltham, Massachusetts
Boston Manufacturing Company, c. 1813
Boston Manufacturing Company and Dam in August, 2011
Boston Manufacturing Company (1978), HAER-54

In September 1813 The Boston Associates purchased the Boies Paper Mill site in Waltham.

Boston Manufacturing Co., Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham-Lowell system

Labor and production model employed during the rise of the textile industry in the United States, particularly in New England, amid the larger backdrop of rapid expansion of the Industrial Revolution the early 19th century.

Labor and production model employed during the rise of the textile industry in the United States, particularly in New England, amid the larger backdrop of rapid expansion of the Industrial Revolution the early 19th century.

Boston Manufacturing Co., Waltham, Massachusetts
Slater Mill
Tintype of two young women in Lowell, Massachusetts (circa 1871)
One of the last remaining textile mill boarding houses in Lowell, Massachusetts on right, part of the Lowell National Historical Park

After the successes of Samuel Slater, a group of investors now called The Boston Associates and led by Newburyport, Massachusetts merchant Francis Cabot Lowell devised a new textile operation on the Charles River in Waltham, Massachusetts, west of Boston.

Greater Boston

Metropolitan region of New England encompassing the municipality of Boston and its surrounding areas.

Metropolitan region of New England encompassing the municipality of Boston and its surrounding areas.

Light Blue represents the area in Massachusetts known as Greater Boston, while Dark Blue represents the Metro-Boston area and Red represents the City of Boston.
Cambridge and Boston; MIT and Kendall Square in the foreground, and Boston's Financial District in the background
Winthrop, MA
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County, the municipality with the highest percentage identifying Irish ancestry in the United States, at 47.5% in 2010. Irish Americans constitute the largest ethnicity in Greater Boston.
Boston's Chinatown, with its paifang gate, is home to many Chinese and also Vietnamese restaurants.
Boston gay pride march, held annually in June
Harvard University, a leading global university, is located in Cambridge, MA in Greater Boston
The MBTA district, with Commuter Rail lines in purple
The Salem Ferry, 92 ft. Catamaran is photographed approaching its dock off Blaney Street at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem, Massachusetts, United States.

AstraZeneca, in Waltham (R&D)

The main house

Gore Place

The main house
Detail of Gore Place gardens.
Sketch of the estate by Charles William Eliot, c. 1902

Gore Place is a historic country house, now a museum, located at 52 Gore Street, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Brandeis/Roberts station

Brandeis/Roberts is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in Waltham, Massachusetts.