Plan of the town of Newton in 1700
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 several versions of a plan published with Jackson's History of Newton (1854), the outline of which was taken from the survey of Elijah F. Woodward, Esq. and Wm. F. Ward, made in 1831.