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Schools and colleges, 1868-1979, 1900-1929

Newton Free Library

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 public and private grade schools and colleges. Exterior views of buildings, grounds, commencement ceremonies, demolition, portable schools, some aerial views and interior views of classrooms, administration offices, student and teachers in official class photographs, and floor plans.

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