Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library, Old Main Library, Centre Street, 1964-1993

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 the Newton Free Library: demolition of the old main building at 414 Centre Street in 1993, road construction in 1964 related to the laying of the Massachusetts Turnpike, the February 1978 storm, and various interior views of the library.

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