Exhibit 3: Photos, Postcards & Prints

Previous Next Photographs Return to Exhibit Page Return to Home Page Search This Exhibit
Record 585/746
Cary Memorial Library 2016. All rights reserved.
Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Photo folder: TOWN HALL (SECOND, 1871-1928), MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE

Old Town Hall (Second Town Hall), near 1735 Massachusetts Avenue opposite Waltham Street. Administrative center of Town of Lexington that housed the town offices.

There were 3 floors and basement, built with Mansard roof in style of Second Empire. The large space also used for meetings for groups on second floor, Masons had rooms on top floor. Cary Library was housed on the main floor until 1906. Dedicated in 1871.

There is at least one photo to document the building being demolished in 1928.
1stereograph from 1875 shows the building decorated in patriotic manner.
12 photos
Exterior, all seasons.
At least one interior shot of the assembly hall, 1871.

This is a folder-level record in Series 19. Lexington Properties and Landmarks.
Year Range from 1871
Year range to 1928
Object ID Worthen.19.198
Object Name Folder, File
Search Terms Town Hall (second, 1871-1928), Massachusetts Avenue
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

Cary Memorial Library 1874 Massachusetts Avenue . Lexington, MA 02420 781-862-6288 | Fax 781-862-7355 www.carylibrary.org   
Last modified on: March 22, 2016