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People and Landscapes, Echo Bridge, Newton Upper Falls, Newton Lower Falls, Houses, Churches, Frank Ashley Day Junior High School, 1887-1925

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 houses and ordinary people outdoors, Newton points of interest including Echo Bridge, site of an old sawmill and falls in Newton Upper Falls, Methodist Church, Unitarian Church and Eliot Church, aerial view of F. A. Day Junior High School, and a Newtonville fire station. Photographs outside of Newton include strollers on path of Boston Common after a blizzard and vacationers at Beachmont on the Salts.

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