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.
Warren Hotel Building in Union Square circa 1970s.

Warren Hotel Building in Union Square circa 1970s.

8 Richdale Avenue on May 17, 1961.

8 Richdale Avenue on May 17, 1961.

113 Perkins St on April 23, 1959.

113 Perkins St on April 23, 1959.

One hundred years ago in Somerville, Ward Baking Company advertised with musical trucks.

One hundred years ago in Somerville, Ward Baking Company advertised with musical trucks.

Broadway at Liberty Avenue on October 10, 1960

Broadway at Liberty Avenue on October 10, 1960

Dover at Elm Street on July 11, 1960

Dover at Elm Street on July 11, 1960

Central Fire Station February 28, 1957.

Central Fire Station February 28, 1957.

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?