City and State: Newton, Massachusetts
Type of district: National Register historic district, state historic district, local historic district
Main Intersection: Lincoln and Bowdoin Streets
A 16-acre area, the Newton Highlands Historic District was for most of its history a sparsely settled farming community. It contains 50 properties. They are largely residential, although the district is dominated at its eastern end by two institutions, the Hyde School and the Newton Congregational Church. Over 80 percent of the buildings in the historic district were constructed between 1870 and 1900. The earliest buildings in the district, those built in the 1870s, were Italianate and mansard designs. Most of the later buildings reflect Queen Anne and Colonial Revival style architecture.