Digital Commonwealth

Waban (Newton, Mass.)

Newton Free Library


Presented here are photographs of Waban, a Newton, Massachusetts village which sprang up after Beacon Street was extended west from Newton Centre to Woodward and Washington Streets in 1855.

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.