Newton Free Library

Villages of Newton: Nonantum, Oak Hill Park, Newton Upper Falls, West Newton, 1860-1985

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 4 villages of Newton, Massachusetts: Nonantum (1896-1985), Oak Hill Park (1977-1989), Newton Upper Falls (1900-1976), and West Newton (1860-1976). Included are images of residential streets, parks, churches, schools, and businesses. Of note are the H.H. Richardson designed Bigelow House, Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Phineas Allen House, Old City Hall, Silver Lake, Hemlock Gorge, and Brae Burn Country Club.

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