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Newton photographs oversize - Newton Village Shops - B. F. Houghton Groceries -

Newton photographs oversize - Newton Village Shops - B. F. Houghton Groceries -

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Title:
Newton photographs oversize - Newton Village Shops - B. F. Houghton Groceries -
Description:
Three black and white & tinted photographs 28 x 25 cm.-41 x 51 cm. in a phase box. - Auburndale is a Newton, Massachusetts village which was settled around 1678. The main impetus to growth was the extension of the railroad by 1837. Auburndale became a suburban commuter community with the added attraction of the Charles River and the Newton Street Railway's opening of Norumbega Park. Auburndale Square (generally Melrose, Ash and Lexington Streets) was its major commercial center and still is today. West Newton, another village of Newton, Massachusetts developed after North Street was built in 1761 to span the Charles River, thus connecting Newton and Waltham, Mass. A road was extended from the river to join the roads leading to Watertown, Natick and Weston. The junction of these roads became West Newton Square. The center of this new village attracted churches, taverns, stage coach, then train connections and the Town Hall in 1849. - View of B. F. Houghton Groceries, Flour & Grain, a two story wooden building with display windows on the first floor and shuttered windows on the second floor, a man and two children on front steps. The photograph appears to be an enlarged copy of one and one quarter of a stereopticon card. Benjamin F. Houghton died on July 14, 1893, aged 68. He ran the grocery from approx. 1868 to 1893. It was located at 1369 Washington St. (corner of Elm St. in West Newton, Mass.) -
Contributor:
Newton Free Library
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Newton Free Library
Collection (local):
Newton Village Shops
Subjects:
Auburndale (Newton, Mass.)--Photographs
Business enterprises--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs
B. F. Houghton (Newton, Mass.)
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Notes (date):
undated
Language:
English
Identifier:
Newton_Shops_02
Referenced by:
http://library.minlib.net/record=b2374224