Digital Commonwealth

New Main Library, 330 Homer Street, Site Walk, Groundbreaking and Construction, 1986-1990

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 are photographs relating to the new main library at 330 Homer Street, Newton, Massachusetts: the site tour with design architects Anthony Tappe and Associates and Kallman, McKinnell and Wood; the groundbreaking ceremony on July 27, 1989; a topping off ceremony on January 22, 1990; the building and lot during various stages of construction.

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