Newton Free Library

Buildings, Celebrations, Cemeteries and Headstones, Churches and Synagogues, 1880-1990

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 public and private buildings in Newton, Massachusetts; a flood on Church Street; views of Newton Cemetery (791 Walnut Street) including various headstones from 1740 to 1803; views of the synagogue, Agudas Achim and of Newton churches; and photographs of various Newton festivals and parades.

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