Digital Commonwealth

Waban Historical Col. Lantern Slides

Newton Free Library


Presented here is a collection of lantern slides showing architectural drawings and plan of the Waban Branch of the 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.