The town of Lincoln, Massachusetts has a rich history. From its days as a Precinct of Concord to its leadership in land conservation, Lincoln has generated stories that must be kept and told to future generations. As a crossroads on April 19, 1775, as the home of Bauhaus and other modern architecture, as a community that has fostered authors from Thoreau to Jane Langton, as a rural farming village turned suburban commuter town, Lincoln stands among the premier places in the panorama of American life.
The Lincoln Town Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to the history and culture of the town of Lincoln, Massachusetts. Collections include municipal records, manuscripts, books, photographs, audio-visual materials, and other ephemera documenting the history of Lincoln from 1746 to the present. This site presents selected archival items and collections, as well as online exhibits about Lincoln's history.
Architect's sketch and floor plan by W.G. Preston, Architect, 1883; in "American Architect and Building News," March 15, 1884.
The collection comprises ledgers with records of the first, second, and third social libraries, and some documents relating to the social libraries…
Robert Douglas Donaldson (1870–1964) was a building contractor who operated in Lincoln from the late 1800s to the early 1900s....
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Photograph of 64 Conant Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Photo of Robert Loud from Lincoln Journal article. Caption reads: "Robert Loud sits by his projection machine at Sunday's presentation at the…
Image of the title page of scrapbook, "Thirty-Five Years of Building, 1895–1930, by Robert D. Donaldson." Originally compiled by Malcolm Donaldson.