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Brockton: The Early Years as a City in Photographs, 1881-1950
Brockton's city seal exemplifies the city's ethos as envisioned at its incorporation: education, industry, and progress. Excellence in education, shoe city to the world, and progress in being the first with a three-wire underground electric system, first electrically operated fire station, first... more
Brockton's Golden Age of Theater: Brockton City Theatre Packets 1884-1922
Brockton enjoyed an active and rich theater life during the late nineteenth century into the early years of the twentieth century. The "crowning glory" of Main Street during this golden age was City Theatre. Boasting a house orchestra, the first theater electrically lit by an outside station... more
From North Bridgewater to Brockton: an Architectural Purview of Early Historical Houses, Churches, and Businesses in Photographs, c. 1860 - 1880
Early photographs show North Bridgewater's transformation from a parish to a typical New England town still engaged in agriculture, trade, incipient manufacturing, and dotted with Protestant churches.