Newton Village Profile: Auburndale
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
Auburndale, Massachusetts On the border of Waltham and the bank of the Charles River sits Auburndale. "The Reverend Charles du Maresque Pigeon, grandson of an illustrious eighteenth century local, is credited for persuading the railroad to introduce a flag stop on its line two miles West of West Newton. This influx of traffic led to a surge in real estate activity: there were three major sub-divisions in 1847 alone. This was the start of the village which would later become famous as the home of Norumbega Park and the Riverside Recreation Area on the Charles River. The number of clergymen living in the village prompted some to call it "Saint's Rest" but Auburn Dale" was the more common name. Auburndale was also called "Pigeonville" after Reverend C.D. Pigeon. Development of the southe...