Historic Home on Palfrey Street Has Housed Schools & Business

A graduating class in front of the Palfrey Street School in the 1970s. Photo courtesy of Phyllis DiAndrea of Palfrey Street

This piece is part of a series of articles on local history. This article was written by Joyce Kelly, Board member of the Historical Society of Watertown. Joyce writes articles for the newsletter and is the newsletter editor. This was published in our April 2004 newsletter, “The Town Crier.”

119 Palfrey Street

Although many of the old houses of Watertown have been demolished to make way for “progress,” a few of these treasures have been saved by caring individuals with a soft spot for days gone by and an interest in what happened in the past.

City Manager Outlines Schedule for Renovating Watertown Parks, Other Capital Projects

City of WatertownAn aerial view of Victory Field. Multiple projects at the complex are on the City’s five year capital improvement plan.

Watertown’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) includes preparing the former Parker School to house City departments, upgrades to the skating arena, park and recreation projects, and making municipal facilities more energy efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels.