Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library Branches, Newtonville, West Newton, Waban, 1950-1959

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 of three Newton Free Library branches: exterior views of the Newtonville Branch, interior and exterior views of the Waban branch, and the West Newton branch adult and children's sections.

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