Digital Commonwealth

Villages of Newton: Newton Highlands, Newtonville, 1900-1990

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 Highlands (1900-1977) and Newtonville (1900-1990). Images include, but are not limited to, businesses, playgrounds, street scenes, railroad stations, grist mill site, woods, parks, ponds, brooks, schools, municipal buildings, residential homes (Pulsifer home), trees, and recreational activities.

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