A report on 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
Deena (Drossin) Kastor

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.

- Waltham, Massachusetts

100 related topics with Alpha

Overall

Approaching the former West Stockbridge toll plaza traveling eastbound, January 2008

Massachusetts Turnpike

6 links

Toll highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts that is maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Toll highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts that is maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Approaching the former West Stockbridge toll plaza traveling eastbound, January 2008
The "Weston tolls" that separated the Western Turnpike from the Boston Extension, October 2006
The eastern terminus of the turnpike in the state, and I-90 nationally, at Route 1A in Boston
Now-demolished toll plaza on an exit ramp, January 2016
Toll ticket used prior to conversion to open road tolling
Fare collection gantry in Newton
A map of the proposed highway put forth in the 1948 Massachusetts Highway Master Plan. These proposed roadways would become some of the state's most important transportation routes in the eastern portion of the state.
Billboard advertising the construction of the Turnpike, c. 1956
New York Central Railroad (Boston and Albany parent company) employee magazine Headlights from February 1965 showing an aerial photograph of the completed Boston Extension of the Massachusetts Turnpike
Diagram of the highway system in downtown Boston before and after completion of the Big Dig
Boston traffic crawling over the closed Ted Williams Tunnel entrance during rush hour, one day after the ceiling collapse
Star Market (briefly Shaw's Supermarket) was built over the turnpike in Newtonville
The Massachusetts Turnpike near the Chicopee exit
Ludlow Service Plaza westbound
Lee Service Plaza eastbound

Complicating the matter, Callahan's planned extension route was not universally accepted by others within the state, such as newly elected Governor John A. Volpe and Newton Mayor Donald Gibbs, who sought to construct a freeway that would follow a different route between the Borders of Newton, Waltham and Watertown along the Charles River and U.S. Route 20 and be constructed using the funds now being provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

Charles River

4 links

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.

Raytheon Company

1 links

Major U.S. defense contractor and industrial corporation with manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics.

Major U.S. defense contractor and industrial corporation with manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics.

An early Raytheon tube box
A Raytheon Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile during a U.S. Navy flight test at NAWS China Lake, California (November 10, 2002)
The 3DELRR long-range radar system in 2021
A PAVE PAWS Early Warning Radar System built by Raytheon, based at Clear AFS, Alaska
on display at the Paris Air Show, 2005

In 2003, Raytheon's headquarters moved from Lexington, Massachusetts, to Waltham, Massachusetts.

Boston Manufacturing Co., Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham-Lowell system

2 links

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.

Wherehouse

1 links

The Wherehouse, officially titled A. Wherehouse, is a warehouse located at 55 Pond Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States.

Christ Episcopal Church (Waltham, Massachusetts)

0 links

Fieldstone base of the church's stone steeple
Christ Church after a snowfall
The east window featuring the likeness of Lydia Lyman Paine
The west window with references to Waltham's industries
Tiffany window along the south wall
Left pane of Donald MacDonald's Easter window along the south wall
Right pane of Easter window

Christ Church is a historic Episcopal church at 750 Main Street in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Aerial view of the museum in June 2017

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

2 links

Aerial view of the museum in June 2017
Museum interior; Waltham Watch gallery is on mezzanine.

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation is a museum of the American Industrial Revolution located on the Charles River Bike Path, near the intersection of the Charles River and Moody Street in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Metz Company

0 links

1913 Runabout
1912 Model 22 Roadster, on display at the California Automobile Museum
Model 22 runabout in a parade
alt=|Gaetano Napoli in his Metz at the 1913 Targa Florio
alt=|1914 Metz 22 Advertisement
alt=|1914 Metz at Grand Canyon Hopi House
alt=|1920 Metz Master Six

The Metz Company was a pioneer brass era automobile maker established by Charles Herman Metz in Waltham, Massachusetts, from 1909 to 1922.

The cotton gin, invented by Eli Whitney, revolutionized Southern agriculture.

Technological and industrial history of the United States

0 links

The technological and industrial history of the United States describes the United States' emergence as one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world.

The technological and industrial history of the United States describes the United States' emergence as one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world.

The cotton gin, invented by Eli Whitney, revolutionized Southern agriculture.
Monk's Mound is a large structure built by the indigenous peoples in the Plains.
Allentown, Pennsylvania, one of several centers of 18th and 19th century American industrialization
Lowell's Boston Manufacturing Company revolutionized the role of factories.
A lock on the Erie Canal
USA canals circa 1825
Highways in the USA circa 1825
Fulton's North River Steamboat on the Hudson River
The DeWitt Clinton was one of the first locomotives in the United States.
Molten steel being poured from an electric arc furnace
A 1950s telephone
Drilling and refining petroleum would become major industries.
Electrification revolutionized American industry and commerce.
The Model T revolutionized transportation in the 1900s as well as increased production by use of the assembly line. Shown is a test of mounting the body on the chassis, which was actually done inside the factory by using an overhead crane.
California, like much of the United States, is dependent on the Interstate Highway System, which, with larger junctions like this stack interchange, is quite complicated and expensive.
(Gleaner) Mechanical combine harvester
The floor of the New York Stock Exchange
The Hoover Dam on the Arizona-California border was one of many large-scale water-power projects
Land grant universities expanded access to post-secondary education for many Americans.
Strategic aerial bombing caused massive damage to cities.
Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon
A transmission tower for radio and television
A modern web browser and web page

At nearly the same time as the canal was completed, Francis Cabot Lowell and a consortium of businessmen set up the clothing mills in Waltham, Massachusetts making use of water power from the Charles River with the concept of housing together production of feedstocks complete consumer processes so raw materials entered, and dyed fabrics or clothing left.

Robert Treat Paine Estate

0 links

The Great Hall
Close-up of sitting area
Sundial detail on house
View from the patio
Forest trail on the grounds

The Robert Treat Paine Estate, known as Stonehurst, is a country house set on 109 acre in Waltham, Massachusetts.