• Creator
  • Newton Free Library
  • Created Date
  • 1990-1999
  • Description
  • Thirty-five photographs chiefly black 38 x 30 x 6 cm. - Waban is a Newton, Massachusetts village which sprang up after Beacon Street was extended west from Newton Centre to Woodward and Washington Streets in 1855. - View of elm tree and picket fence beside road. Written on verso: "Elm tree on Beacon Street in Center of Waban, 1920. Later Helen E. Cleaves took photographs to show the unsightliness of the telephone poles. The pictures were sent ... more
    Thirty-five photographs chiefly black 38 x 30 x 6 cm. - Waban is a Newton, Massachusetts village which sprang up after Beacon Street was extended west from Newton Centre to Woodward and Washington Streets in 1855. - View of elm tree and picket fence beside road. Written on verso: "Elm tree on Beacon Street in Center of Waban, 1920. Later Helen E. Cleaves took photographs to show the unsightliness of the telephone poles. The pictures were sent to the Waban Improvement Society which in turn sent them to the Tel & Tel Company with a petition that the poles be removed. This was eventually done." "Hearing on petition against removal for traffic interest. It was cut down two years or so later all the neighboring trees were ruined by storm - similar but not quite so good - note the unsightly telegraph pole - the Am. Tel & Tel Co has much to answer for." -. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
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