Digital Commonwealth

Newton Forestry Dept. Photos

Newton Free Library

Presented here are Newton municipal Forestry Department photographs, taken between 1908 and 1918, documenting the Department's role in caring for city trees, parks, and playgrounds.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.