Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library Branches, Auburndale, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, 1930-1959

Newton Free Library

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 are photographs of four Newton Free Library branches: interior and exterior views of the Newton Centre branch; garden, gazebo, and exterior of the Chaffin House on Vernon Street in Newton Corner, a home to the Boys' and Girls' Library; exterior of the Newton Highlands branch; and the interior and exterior views of the Auburndale branch, including cupola and Plummer Children's Room.

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