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Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts
Lower Falls Wine Company, Newton Lower Falls MA.jpg
Lower Falls Wine Company
Country United StatesUnited States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
City Newton
90 m (300 ft)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
  • 02464
  • 02466
Area code(s) 617

Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts is one of the thirteen villages within the city of Newton in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The commercial area extends across the river into Wellesley, Massachusetts, where it is known as Wellesley Lower Falls, where a majority of the retail businesses are.

The Charles River drops 18 feet over less than a quarter-mile at Lower Falls. A series of three small dams with fish ladders are located along the drop. The primary roads through the village of Lower Falls are Grove Street, Washington Street (Route 16), and Concord Street. The area is now a suburban neighborhood centered on the park at the old Hamilton elementary school (now Lower Falls Community Center), and bordered on the northwest by the Charles River and the Leo J. Martin public golf course. The historic heart of the Lower Falls village, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, and the adjacent residential area on Grove Street, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Newton Lower Falls Historic District.

Notable people

  • Thomas Wilmer Dewing, a famous painter, 1851–1938
  • Sarah Fuller, educator and author who taught Helen Keller
  • Arthur T. Gregorian, Oriental rug merchant
  • Walter Montgomery Jackson (1863–1923), founder of encyclopedia publisher Grolier
  • Kay Khan, Massachusetts state representative
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