Digital Commonwealth

Newton Oversized: Misc

Newton Free Library

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Presented here are scenes of Newton, Massachusetts shops, churches, squares, streets, elements of transportation, and a Waltham, Massachusetts entertainment spot from 1895 to about 1914.

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.