City of Somerville Archives

The city of Somerville was founded in 1842. This blog features highlights of the municipal archives collections. If you have questions about the documents you see here, or the history of the municipal government, contact the archivist through ask.
Central Fire Station on February 28, 1957.

Central Fire Station on February 28, 1957.

Somerville Redevelopment Authority, 1960s.

Somerville Redevelopment Authority, 1960s.

Mystery Photo! The man at the head of the table is Mayor Lawrence F. Bretta.  Can you identify the other people in the photograph?

Mystery Photo! The man at the head of the table is Mayor Lawrence F. Bretta. Can you identify the other people in the photograph?

Still taking stock of material the archive has received in the past month. Here’s today’s gem: The January 6, 1964 inaugural address of Mayor Lawrence F. Bretta.

Still taking stock of material the archive has received in the past month. Here’s today’s gem: The January 6, 1964 inaugural address of Mayor Lawrence F. Bretta.

A DPW Truck on Broadway, February 23, 1958.

A DPW Truck on Broadway, February 23, 1958.

8 Richdale Avenue on May 17, 1961.

8 Richdale Avenue on May 17, 1961.

113 Perkins Street on April 23, 1959.

113 Perkins Street on April 23, 1959.

652 Somerville Avenue on January 16, 1956.

652 Somerville Avenue on January 16, 1956.

North Eastern Junior High on September 9, 1959.

North Eastern Junior High on September 9, 1959.

Opposite of 43 Cross Street on September 2, 1958.

Opposite of 43 Cross Street on September 2, 1958.