A sad sight. Out driving recently and after snapping pics at a couple of locations, I came across this afternoon tragedy on Hutchison Road in Wellesley. Fire crews were doing their best, but the house is a goner, completely gutted. There are a few outbuildings on the property but I don't believe the current owners are the ones who farm the surrounding land. With that in mind, I would expect the remains to be demolished. Whether or not the property is worthy of future exploration is anybody's guess.
Fire was on Friday, October 28th. Nothing in the local news about it.
Re: the history of the property...I have consulted both the 1878 atlas map and the 1861 Tremaine map, and it's very curious. The 1878 map does show the church (gone) and cemetery across the road, but no structure on the plot in question, nor does it show (at least to me) ownership. However, the 1861 Tremaine map, which also acknowledges the church across the road, DOES show a structure on the property, owned at the time of printing by a John Hoffman.