Chestnut Hill, MA

A Brief History of Chestnut Hill, MA

The village of Chestnut Hill straddles Norfolk and Suffolk Counties, being located partially in Brookline and partially in Boston. Most of the village was farmland well into the 1900s, but the area around the reservoir has been developed since 1870. Specifically, it was developed by the same landscape architect who designed Central Park in New York City!

Parts of Chestnut Hill have been designated as historic districts since 1870, with architectural styles including Colonial, Italianate, Shingle, Tudor revival, and Victorian throughout the country estates and mansions. Likewise, Boston College campus is an early example of Collegiate Gothic architecture.

The Dental Office At Chestnut Hill and Our Village

We love serving the people of Chestnut Hill and helping them achieve their dental health goals. Whether that means essential family dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even emergency treatments in the case of an injury, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.

If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist is who you need to call.

See What Chestnut Hill Has to Offer

A great local gem to visit whether you’re new to the village, passing through, or a longtime local is the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, also known as the “Cathedral of Steam Technology.” It originally served as a service pumping station to deliver clean drinking water into 19th century Boston. It was built after the Great Fire of 1872. Today, the museum has preserved three of the original coal-fired steam engines that pumped millions of gallons of water a day into Boston.

Far from an industrial-looking building, the museum was designed in the Romanesque style and is part of the pastoral park and carriageway of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The museum serves as a community hub for audiences interested in the history of the Waterworks system, welcoming thousands of visitors each year for free lectures, tours, and exhibits.

If you’re looking for a nice local stroll through the woods, Hammond Park Reservation is a great place to bring the kids or the dog. There’s some rock climbing on the cliffs in the area and well worn trails to walk. Make sure to check out the garden. The kids will love waving to the train engineers going past, as the trains slow down at the crossing there.