Newton’s main village center at the time of the City’s founding in 1688, and always a vital thoroughfare for traffic from Boston to the west, Newton Corner expanded again in the 1860s due to the railroad. A century later, the village’s commercial center was largely demolished to make way for the Turnpike extension.
Join Newton Corner residents Jay Walter and Keith Jones to learn about this area’s progression from rural farmland to commuter suburb, including the history of Farlow Park and the current efforts to restore it.
Thursday, February 26
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St.
Program is part of the 2015 Newton History Series, A City of Villages. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library.