A Needham native's hometown memories
In Needham, we lived across the street from the birthplace and childhood home of Americas most famous illustrator, N.C. Wyeth. After moving to Chadds Ford, PA, N.C. missed Needham terribly. Every evening for 30 years it is said that N.C. went outside, faced Needham, and mentally projected himself back to his far away childhood homestead. Perhaps it was his fathers longing for Needham that prompted Andrew Wyeth to paint, Far From Needham.
This photo shows the south side of Great Plain Avenue, taken in 1965.