Needham Historical Society


Two Views of Needham Common, c. 1900
The top view looks southward, toward the corner of Great Plain Avenue and Chestnut Street. In the foreground is the Common, still an open space.

The lower photo was taken from the approximate location of the Walgreen's driveway, looking toward the intersection of Great Plain Avenue and Chestnut Street. The trolley tracks in the foreground trace the old route of Chapel Street (along the current Town Hall parking lot) as it intersected with Highland Avenue.


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