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A LOOK BEHIND NEEDHAM STREET
July 19 @ 6:30 pm
Did you know there used to be a large fireworks factory on Needham Street? Where you can hear the South Meadow Brook the loudest? Join Lily Canan Reynolds of the Newton Department of Planning and Development for a walk down the Greenway and a look at landmarks from different phases of development on Needham Street. From farms to factories to retail stores and a burial ground, the history of the street reflects years of urban planning, including a recent Vision Plan for the future of the area. Meet in front of 55 Needham Street (B.GOOD restaurant).
Learn about history with Historic Newton on guided tours of neighborhood landmarks and historic areas with Newton Walks tours. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and is designed for walkers of all ages wearing sturdy shoes. To reserve your spot, register here for a tour. The suggested donation, $10 per person, may be paid in advance by using the donation link below. Pre-register to ensure your spot on the tour. Walk-ups on tour day are allowed if there is space. New this year, we are offering two tours in partnership with Newton Community Education. Where indicated, register directly through this group’s web site.
Weather cancellations are announced on our web site at least two hours before tour time.