Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library Auburndale Branch Library Incorporation Documents and Construction, 1927-1949

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 documents related to the incorporation of the Auburndale branch of the Newton Free Library. Photographs are of the cornerstone laying ceremony, site with Auburndale Railroad Depot and Gammons Block, a series of photographs following the stages of construction of the branch in 1928-1929, and construction of the addition in 1948-1949.

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