Digital Commonwealth

New Main Library, 330 Homer Street, 2005-2006

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 four photographs of decorative elements on the grounds of the Newton Free Library at 330 Homer Street including one photograph of the birdhouse donated in honor of Wendy Hsu and three photographs of Nancy Schon's sculpture group on the patio off the Children's Room.

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