• Fairyland of the Beautiful and Bizzare

    Mr. Baker’s Fairyland of the Beautiful and Bizzare

    by  • April 29, 2018 • Fairyland of the Beautiful and Bizzare, Grover and Baker Sewing Machine Company, Needham, Ridge Hill Farms, Wellesley, William Emerson Baker • 0 Comments

    Editor’s note: Gloria Greis, PhD., executive director of the Needham History Center and Museum, delivered an engrossing talk April 2 at the old meetinghouse, a.k.a. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church.  The title was Mr. Baker’s Fairyland of the Beautiful and Bizarre.  Around 1880, Baker built his 800-acre extravaganza near what is now the Needham-Wellesley border...

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