Digital Commonwealth

Rates of fares for hackney carriages, 1892-1906

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 is a series of maps showing depot carriage and landau service fare rates fixed by order of the Newton Mayor and/or Board of Aldermen. Each of the eight maps center on a different village of Newton (Newtonville, Newton Centre, Newton Highlands, Chestnut Hill, West Newton, Auburndale, and Waban) ringed by concentric circles showing the fares based on distance, hour of the day, and day of the week.

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