Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library documents 1865-1886 [compiled by the staff of the Newton Free Library]

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 documents relating to the founding of the Newton Free Library established as a free public library at 414 Centre Street, 1870.

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