Digital Commonwealth

Villages of Newton: Newton Centre, Newton Corner, 1870-1979, 1900-1946

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 are photographs of two of Newton's thirteen villages: Newton Centre (1900-1979) and Newton Corner (1870-1970). Images include, but are not limited to, businesses, roadways, churches, railroad stations, municipal buildings, waterways, parks, recreational activities, and Dept. of Engineering photos of deteriorating structures and candidates for urban renewal.

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