Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library, Old Main Library, Centre Street, 1880-1971

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 the original 1870 Newton Free Library building facade and interior, 1951 addition interiors, and employees at work.

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