Digital Commonwealth

Businesses and shopping, Fire Department, Forestry Department, Hospitals, 1867-2003, 1900-1979

Newton Free Library

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The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural, and governmental past. These materials reflect the civic life of and provide insight into Newton from the 19th through the early 20th century, a time when Newton was transforming from agriculture to industry and becoming a suburban Boston residential community. Presented here is a collection of photographs of Newton shops and businesses (Chestnut Hill Mall and villages), hospitals, forestry department (1900 to 1922), and fire department (1867-1965).

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