World's End

Property: World's End

Title: About World's End

Description: World's End is a 251-acre property in Hingham, Massachusetts. In the late 1800's wealthy Boston businessman John Brewer built a farming estate on the peninsula, cultivating hay and crops and raising thoroughbred horses, Jersey cattle, pigs, chickens, and sheep. In 1890, Brewer hired landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design a large residential subdivision on the peninsula. (While the homes were never built, four miles of carriage roads remain and Olmsted's work remains an indelible mark on the peninsula's landscape.) In 1945, the property was short-listed for the site of the United Nations headquarters. In 1965, World's End was eyed as a possible site for a nuclear power plant. In 1967, the property was acquired by The Trustees.


World's End

Object Type: Collection

Collection and/or Series: Trustees: Our Properties

World's End
World's End