Exhibit 1: Lantern Slides
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Record 148/301
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date of photo 1890
Description Close-up view down Massachusetts Avenue from Lexington Common, 1890.

"This is a view from the tip of the Common down Massachusetts Avenue and gives an excellent view of the Center as it looked in 1885. On the left are the old chestnut trees and the wall on the Buckman Tavern grounds. Beyond is the Central Block, or rather "Norris Block," for Mr. John L. Norris built it in 1871 (1874). On the right are the houses where the library now stands, the old village store, about where the [library] bulletin board now stands, the second Monument House, and then the three houses just below Muzzey Street.

A quiet, attractive, peaceful village, one dear to the memory of our older residents."
Object ID Worthen.slide29
Object Name Transparency, Lantern-slide
Search Terms Battle Green
Buckman Tavern, Bedford Street #1
Central Block
Lexington Center
Massachusetts Avenue
Minuteman Memorial (obelisk on the common)
Norris Block
Monument House, Massachusetts Avenue #1733
Massachusetts Avenue #1733, Monument House
Subjects Historic buildings
Streets
Town center
Town common
Title Massachusetts Avenue from Lexington Common, 1890
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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