Welcome to Watertown! (From your friendly Watertown Movers)

Hiring a Watertown Moving Company? Here are few facts about your new hometown:

Tucked between Waltham to the West and Cambridge to East is the Boston suburb of Watertown. Its area of only 4.2 square miles may make Watertown one of America’s smallest cities in size. But there’s quite a bit of history packed inside the tiny town along the Charles River.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

On the Cambridge-Watertown line is the beautiful 174-acre Mount Auburn Cemetery. Both a cemetery and an arboretum, Mount Auburn also features the Washington Tower. And, from the 62-foot structure, you can see a panorama of Boston and its northwestern suburbs.

While the cemetery is the resting place of many notable figures, two of the most interesting are Charles Bulfinch and Edwin Booth. Bulfinch was the famous architect who designed much of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, including the Massachusetts State House. Booth, on the other hand, was a famous Boston stage actor and brother to the notorious thespian and assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Safe Responsible: the Original Watertown Moving Company

That’s right. Chris Amaral, the owner and founder of Safe Responsible Movers, is a Watertown native. While perhaps not quite as famous as pioneer Helen Keller or Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Eliza Dushku, we remain proud of the Watertown connection nonetheless.

Watertown native and longtime Boston resident Chris Amaral is the owner and founder of Safe Responsible Movers

Chris Amaral, the owner of Safe Responsible Movers, grew up in Watertown.

Perkins School for the Blind

And speaking of Helen Keller, the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree, Watertown is home to one of the world’s premier schools for disabled individuals. Perkins School moved to Watertown in 1912 and remains at its North Beacon Street campus to this day. In fact, the school produces its own Perkins Brailler, a typewriter for producing braille that has been in use since the 1950’s.

Stanley Steamers

Twin Brothers Francis and Freelan Stanley built their first steam-powered vehicle in Watertown in 1897. It became known as the “Stanley Steamer.” While the internal combustion engine proved more efficient and made the Stanley Steamer obsolete before the 1920’s, the vehicle still keeps a place in the popular imagination:

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The Stanley brothers built the first “Stanley Steamer” in Watertown. Public Domain Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Armenian Library and Museum of America

With one the country’s largest Armenian populations, Watertown is the home of the Armenian Library and Museum of America. Additionally, the museum’s extensive collection includes prehistoric artifacts, centuries of Armenian-language documents, and oral histories from Armenian refugees of the 20th century.

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