Pamela Wilkinson Fox majored in art history at Radcliffe College and pursued her interest in architecture and historic preservation at Boston University, where she received a master’s degree in preservation studies. She has worked for many years as a preservation consultant. In 1991, she and her family moved to Weston. Farm Town to Suburb had its genesis in a survey of the town’s historic resources that she undertook for the Weston Historical Commission in 1993-94. The book received a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association of State and Local History in 2002. Fox is also the author of North Shore Boston: Houses of Essex County (Acanthus Press, 2005) and a long-time editor and contributor to the Weston Historical Society Bulletin. In her 29 years in Weston, Fox has served on the Weston Planning Board and numerous town committees and worked as a consultant for the Weston Historical Commission. She is a trustee of the Golden Ball Tavern Museum and president of the Weston Historical Society.
Photo editor Sarah Bates Gilman studied photography as an undergraduate at Wellesley College and has worked for 20 years as a professional photographer. For the first edition of this book, she spent hundreds of hours copying and printing photographs, and working with the author to choose the best images.