A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2014 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES
April 10, 2014
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.