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NEWTON’S EARLIEST SUBDIVISIONS
July 29 @ 2:00 pm
William Jackson was one of the first to predict how the railroads would shape the future of Newton. Anticipating Newton’s growth as a railroad suburb, in 1844 he sold portions of the historic Jackson Homestead farm to create housing for people likely to use the new Boston and Albany railroad line to commute to work. This tour highlights the architectural and social history of the neighborhood around Walnut Park and Waban Park from the mid-19th through early 20th centuries. Meet at the Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington St.
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.