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    A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2014 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES

    Presented by and Newton Free Library at Newton Free Library

    April 10, 2014


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    A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2014 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES

    Four Centuries on Chestnut Hill

    Originally settled by the Hammond family in 1655, the Newton portion of Chestnut Hill has flourished over four centuries. With the introduction of railways nearby in the 1850s, what had been a remote and undeveloped area grew rapidly, due in part to the formation of the "Essex Colony" by prominent North Shore families. In the early 1900s, Chestnut Hill changed dramatically as...

    Four Centuries on Chestnut Hill

    Originally settled by the Hammond family in 1655, the Newton portion of Chestnut Hill has flourished over four centuries. With the introduction of railways nearby in the 1850s, what had been a remote and undeveloped area grew rapidly, due in part to the formation of the "Essex Colony" by prominent North Shore families. In the early 1900s, Chestnut Hill changed dramatically as farmland was divided for estates and Boston College broke ground on their new campus. Join local resident Amy Grier for a look at this corner of Newton that still retains a feel of its rural past. Co-Sponsored by Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library. At the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street. Free.


    Newton Free Library

    330 Homer Street
    Newton, MA 02459

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