Historic Medfield Home Saved From Wrecking Ball

MEDFIELD (CBS) – It was moving day for an historic home that once belonged to 17th-century educator Lowell Mason.

On Tuesday, the home was saved from the wrecking ball and moved about a mile down the road.

A developer was previously planning to demolish the home to make way for a new development.

Lowell Mason is considered the father of music education in American public schools. In the 1830s, Mason convinced the Boston School Committee to introduce music education. His curriculum was widely adopted across the country.

Mason also served as president of Boston’s famed Handel and Haydn Society.

  • PB87

    “17th-century educator”? That would have been the 1600’s. He was born in the late 18th century, and was an adult in the 19th.

  • Lowell Mason Lee Peabody

    PB87 is correct. While I was named after him, I did not know he was born in Medfield or that he was so active in the Boston music scene. I am catching up on a lot of family history, and while he was not a direct relative, he cared for a member of our family for some time and that led to my being one of two in the family named after him… I have a golf trophy from 1900 that was won by the first Lowell Mason Lee.. A quick call to my Aunt in South Carolina is in order!!

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