That’s a wrap: Adding a sense of history downtown

16 Jun 2020


If anyone ever wonders what downtown Newton looked like several decades ago, all they’d have to do is find the nearest electrical utility box on First Avenue.

Two of seven utility boxes have been installed with ornamental wrappings depicting black-and-white photographs of Newton. The buildings in these landscape snapshots ought to look both familiar and different to passersby, who will no doubt be drawn to the updated appearance over the dull outer coverings.

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