The region bounded by Route 9 and Linden Street (east of Kingsbury Street) is one of the most centrally located neighborhoods in Wellesley with easy access to the Middle School, High School, and the shopping districts at Linden Square, Wellesley Square and Wellesley Hills Square. This neighborhood was originally the site of several of Wellesley’s largest mansions that dated back to the mid-1800s. Beginning in the 1930s, these estates were carved up and on theses lots medium-sized Colonials and Capes were constructed. (The two Sprague mansions still exist on Windemere Lane and Upwey Road.) There are also a large number of pre-20th Century homes along Linden, Rockland, and Kingsbury Streets.