Digital Commonwealth

Businesses, Churches, GAR Charles Ward Post #62, Houses, Newton Flag, Parades, Railroads, Schools, School Bands, Villages

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 Newton banks, schools, houses, churches, businesses, Newtonville railroad station in the 1950s, parades, school bands, aerial views of Newton Corner, Oak Hill Park veterans housing, Newton Centre, West Newton and Newtonville, as well as photographs of unidentified Newton residents, official Newton flag, assemblage of Grand Army of the Republic, and Charles Ward Post #62 on Memorial Day of 1890.

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