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Suburban Living At Its Best, Newton, MA

Newton, MA: Newtonville Library Association, INC, 1939. A short booklet advertising the town of Newton, MA, both to tourists and potential new citizens. The majority of the booklet features a historical sketch of the town which delves into the different time periods in the town's history, often providing printed black and white illustrations or photographs of those building or locations which still exist. It starts around 1630 when when the town was settled and continues on to the 'Colonial Customs' (late 1600s and 1700s), and finally ending in the 'Modern Era' (1800s to 1900s). It is towards this last section in which the booklet begins to emphasis the "Suburban Period" of the town, which seems to have developed due to the progress of the railroad. Next the booklet "calls attention to the desirable features of the immediate present. It is hoped that this will serve better to acquaint our residents with the special advantages of Newton, as well as to interest others who may be considering a home within our borders." It provides information on attractions, types of homes, zoning, planning board, fire protection, location, living conditions, schools, and more. At the end of the book, is a fold out map of the town. However, prior to the map is a new section added for this edition of the book, which features as section the different trains and automobiles used within the town throughout its history, information on some "significant street names" and the buildings on them, as well as how it is the "Captain of Industry" and an "Educational Leader". 80 pgs. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. Fold out map. Second Edition. OCLC 0 (March 2021). Measures 7 3/4" x 5" (booklet), 9" x 7 3/4" (fold out map). General wear and soiling.

Price: $150.00

Item #20200417

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